Sunday, January 17, 2021

Review - What Color Is Night?

What Color Is Night?

by Grant Snider
Date: 2019
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 44
Format: e-book
Source: library

Look closer. Grant Snider's beautiful debut picture book explores the wonders—and colors—of nighttime. For night is not just black and white. Ending in colors yet unseen, and a night of sweet dreams, this lilting lullaby is sure to comfort those drifting off to sleep. With luminous art as spare and glowing as the moon, and lyrical text that reads like a friend leading the way through the wilderness, What Color Is Night? is a rich and timeless look at a topic of endless fascination, and a perfect bedtime read-aloud.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This book doesn't really look like much from the cover, but that's kind of misleading. What Color Is Night? is actually a charming, thought-provoking exploration of nocturnal colours... from the yellow of lights to the green glow of animals' eyes. Told in non-rhyming verse with a gentle rhythm, the book highlights all the many colours of the seemingly monochromatic night landscape.

I was pleasantly surprised by this one. It would make a lovely bedtime read.

Quotable moment:

Premise: 4/5
Meter: 3/5
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 3/5
Originality: 4/5

Enjoyment: 4/5

Overall: 3.57 out of 5

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