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Why We Have Day and Night

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  42 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Paperback, 36 pages
Published November 1st 1982 by Capra Press
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Heather
This book, with text by Peter F. Neumeyer and illustrations by Edward Gorey, ends in a way that's not very satisfying to me, but still manages to be pretty pleasing overall. The art and design are really great: the book sticks to a color palette of black, white, and orange, and makes a lot of use of black backgrounds and negative space, with Gorey's crosshatched drawings looking lovely whether they're white on black or black on white. The story is really more of a premise/question: it opens with ...more
Nora
some real nice sentences.
Jonathan
This is a short kids book that has two things going for it - science, and the beautiful, yet simple, drawings of the wonderful Edward Gorey. What a wonderful way to introduce children to the realities of the universe. This will take a place of pride among my son's books. He's only 16 months, not quite really ready for this, but I'd say around the start of school-age would be a great time to introduce this book to your child, or to present as a gift. Bravo on reintroducing a new generation to thi ...more
Diana Welsch
I love nightmare fuel. I don't really get into gore or anything like that, existential horror is more my thing. That's what I was expecting with this book and it delivered. Every kid should read it. Instead of peeing their pants and sleeping with the lights on, they'll just be filled with vague dread for the rest of their lives.
Kathryn
This is a strange little story. The illustrations are charming, with minimalist use of color. I enjoyed it, but my preschooler was not riveted by it. However, it was a beautifully bound book that came with a nice bookmark -- really gift quality -- so I donated it to our school library.
Gsmattingly
Wonderful text by Peter F. Neumeyer and fantastic illustrations with Edward Gorey.
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