The House in the Night
Winner of the 2009 Caldecott Medal! A spare, patterned text and glowing pictures explore the origins of light that make a house a home in this bedtime book for young children. Naming nighttime things that are both comforting and intriguing to preschoolers - a key, a bed, the moon - this timeless book illuminates a reassuring order to the universe.
This is a Caldecott Medal winning children's book. Basically, it is a bedtime story for young children filled with black and white pictures with a sprinkling of golden coloured objects. It was designed to comfort and lull a child to sleep with pictures of familiar and calming nighttime things. A book, a bed, a light, a bird, the moon, a song - young children know all these familiar objects.
I have read countless storybooks to young children, including my own sons, and what I always find is that c...more
It's the sort of book you want to look at again and again. Just lovely!
At this point however, the realistic story adds a magical element as the young protagonist flies out the window, teddy bear in hand, to explore her world with...more
Beth Krommes, the illustrator, illustrates in black and white with highlights of yellow. The yellow color helps to draw your eye to the same images made important by the text. he pictures are are shaded with lines and have a very fantasy-like quality...more
This book exudes warmth, comfort and blessings. The images done in black and white primarily are given beacons of warmth through the use of yellow. Done in a classic wo...more
This book can be introduced to the students by having them do...more
Text to self: "The House in the Night" brings to our attention the way a house in the night can light up. Without saying so, it indicates to us how comforting it can be to have shelter and warmth when the rest of the world is dark. It reminds me of the farm house I grew up in and how wonderfu...more
I'm glad I personally own this book and I plan to use it in my class to discuss different sources of light and dark.
As "The House in the Night" I thought it was similar to "This is the house that Jack built." The author mentions the inspiration for this story and gives a nod to Jack's house. This book would...more
I could use this book in the classroom to talk about different bed time routines the students have, such as, brushing their teeth, or getting read a book before they go to bed.