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A beautiful Caldecott-winning picture book, now made into a board book. The simple black, white, and gold pictures are warm and comforting. This rhythmic story with few words follows the light as it travels from the outside and into a home, illuminating the rooms and the story. A fantastic winding-down, getting-ready-for-bed book. The sparse words and simple graphics will appeal to toddlers, who can then "write" their own story.
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A Caldecott Medal-winning bedtime classic, available in a board book edition for the first time. Susan Marie Swanson's elegant prose and Beth Krommes's spectacular illustrations open up a nighttime world where ordinary objects become beautifully illuminated. Images of a key, a toy, a bear, and a book leap from the pages as were reminded that even when night arrives, the suns warm light never truly leaves us. 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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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.

About the Author

Susan Marie Swanson is an award-winning poet and the author of several children's books. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Beth Krommes is the illustrator of several award-winning books, including The Lamp, the Ice, and a Boat Called Fish and Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow, and the Caldecott winning The House in the Night. She lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire, with her family.

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sandra_d007, October 15, 2013 (view all comments by sandra_d007)
Beautiful book ! I checked this out at my local library and was blown away . It's a great way to introduce poetry to your children.
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My house comes alive at night too!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780547577692
Author:
Susan Marie Swanson and Beth Krommes
Publisher:
Hmh Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Krommes, Beth
Author:
Swanson, Susan Marie
Subject:
Bedtime & Dreams
Subject:
Historical / Exploration & Discovery
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Board Books
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
Board book Child's book with all pages printed on board
Grade Level:
up to P
Language:
English
Pages:
36
Dimensions:
11.5 x 8 in 0.88 lb
Age Level:
up to 3

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Product details 36 pages Hmh Books for Young Readers - English 9780547577692 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

A beautiful Caldecott-winning picture book, now made into a board book. The simple black, white, and gold pictures are warm and comforting. This rhythmic story with few words follows the light as it travels from the outside and into a home, illuminating the rooms and the story. A fantastic winding-down, getting-ready-for-bed book. The sparse words and simple graphics will appeal to toddlers, who can then "write" their own story.

"Synopsis" by , 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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