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Cozy Light, Cozy Night

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Richly illustrated, Kleven's latest picture book feast presents a year of everyday wonders, giving children an opportunity to snuggle up with a parent and enter into a warm, cozy world, where even the planets are tucked cozily into bed along with the shining stars.

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Creston Books
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Julie Barrett
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Cozy Light, Cozy Night by Elisa Kleven
Love the cover of this book as a quilter I know each square represents a story and this book is about a year's worth of adventure for a child.
Illustrated, very colorful children's book about the different seasons of the year and what a child can do during each one. I particularly like the fall because there is
so many fun things to do with the colored leaves...of the 19 pages I really liked them all. I think we all need to get out and play more in the fresh a
Jennifer Lombardi
Aug 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
As you read the story, you can find the items in the pictures, that was what my son seemed to like the most. He was so excited to find them. For example "Ice cream's cozy in a cone" and he found ice cream cones in the picture.

The pictures were unique. They were not horrible but they were not my favorite. The cover is cute but I would have never picked it out at the bookstore, it needs something more catchy in my opinion.

I loved how this book flowed from season to season and the end was really cu
Cozy Light, Cozy Night features families as they moves through the four seasons. Kleven describes many unique aspects of the season. The book would be excellent for exposing children to a variety of descriptive vocabulary. Kleven creates strong images like crunchy leaves, sizzling cakes and snow that looks like a coverlet of lace. The detailed illustrations feature a number of children enjoying the seasons with bright colors and whimsical lines. Some children may find the overuse of the word coz ...more
Jul 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really liked the verses. it took you through each season and really showed what each was about. I found the illustrations just a little too busy though. they were nice, but seemed to be overstuffed and too hard to focus on what the text was telling us. felt a little chaotic rather than cozy to me. I think if the pictures were simplified a little, the whole thing would have been perfect.

*thanks to NetGalley & the publishers for this ARC
Jul 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Elisa's richly illustrated book Cozy Light, Cozy Night takes you through the seasons with lots of family fun and multicultural activities. While it may be a bit much for younger readers to read on their own the illustrations are engaging and this would make a lovely story for parents to read aloud to their children. This book would be a great addition to any children's collection and would also be valuable in a school library.
Filled with luminously colored and vividly detailed illustrations, this picture book in rhyming text celebrates that feeling of coziness so often associated with family and home. As the seasons change over the course of the year, all sorts of objects, including dreams, cocoa, birds, sweaters, and apples are described as being cozy. There is little doubt that anyone reading this book won't feel that same way. ...more
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Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: family
Snuggle up with your little ones and travel through natures year while searching the folk art illustrations for items mentioned in the rhyming verse. The pleasures depicted in each season are sure to inspire family members to bond by looking at nature more closely or seek a new experience.
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Marissa DeCuir
Mar 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Summer is my favorite season - but this book makes me really love and appreciate them all :) The illustrations are unbelievably detailed and beautiful. You can tell this author/illustrator has had quite a lot of practice with children's books. The story is darling, and I can't wait to have kids of my own to share it with! For now, my nephew will get lots of reading time with Auntie Riss. ...more
Jan 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture
Nice rhyming text. Must pour over and read the pictures. Rich with detail.
Brindi Michele
seasons in verse...also would work for beach theme (if just read the summer part)....which is how this book would work best for PSST, by reading it in segments during the seasons
May 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Beautifully illustrated book that would be a delight to utilize when teaching alliteration. I love the progression of seasons and the details included throughout the book for each of these.
This would be a great book for storytime about seasons and bedtime.
Mandy E
Jan 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-babes
warm, quiltish illustrations and a very good poem about seasons and family
Nov 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: in-store-pb
Some of the rhymes were a little tricky, but I loved the drawings, and I liked the references to matza ball soup, and banjos.
A nice gift book.
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Elisa Kleven is the author and/or illustrator of over 30 childrens picture books. Favorites with children and adults alike, Elisa's books have received awards and honors from the American Library Association, The New York Times , The Junior Library Guild, School Library Journal, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Her pictures from Abuela are part of a traveling show organized by the Minne ...more

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