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.
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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
And these illustration are truly and in every way enchanting, intriguing, with the i ...more
Sun in the moon, moon in the dark
It wasn't until I did some volunteer work in a local library that I discovered how popular the board books are for children. Perhaps because they are difficult to destroy, the section of the library with these special books are always covered with eager kids, pulling their parents (or nannies) to the titles they covet.
Dark in the song, song in the bird
So, I gave it a shot and got the one that looked different than the others, with a black-and-white etching-ish ou ...more
It's the sort of book you want to look at again and again. Just lovely!
در کتاب در خیال با پرنده پرواز می کند، درباره تاریکی آسمان پر از ستاره آواز می خواند و در صورت ماه، خورشید (منبع روشنایی) را می بیند.
در بازگشت از دنیای خیال و کتاب، خانه و زندگی را پر از روشنایی می بیند، به آرامش می رسد و راحت می خوابد.
اصلی ترین درونمایه این داستان، نشان دادن اهمیت کتاب در ساختن دنیای ذهنی کودک است. می توان غلبه بر ترس از تاریکی به کمک کتاب خواندن را هم یک پیام آن دانست. این داستان بدون آموزش م ...more
Reread 8/2017: I love the wonderful feeling of peace and HOME that enveloped me as I reread this book. (That probably especially struck me as I have traveled A LOT this ...more
The House in the Night written by Susan Marie Swanson and illustrated by Beth Krommes is a children’s picture book about the comforting happenings right before bed in the night. This book is geared towards early readers because there are very few words and elaborate pictures. Even though the story is simple, it is still very beautifully written and displayed. It is about a house in the night with a book on a bed that talks about the starry night and moon. The story ends with the ...more
The words in this story flowed together like a poem, it started at the beginning and moved forward to each different scene and then half way through the book it started from the end and went backwards. Each picture was black and white except the item each page talked about was in an orange color. That helped tell the story so you could clearly see which part of the story was being told. This was a story made for reading before bed because it’s setting is all throughout the n ...more
Evaluation: I thought that this book was gorgeously illustrated and done very precisely with only two colors. It was very well written a ...more
Once we got home and sat down with the book, I was enthralled. The scratchboard pictures are in black and white and a striking golden yellow for emphasis. Both the text a ...more