Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the NightBook - 2010
A 2011 Newbery Honor Book
Come feel the cool and shadowed breeze,
come smell your way among the trees,
come touch rough bark and leathered leaves:
Welcome to the night.
Welcome to the night, where mice stir and furry moths flutter. Where snails spiral into shells as orb spiders circle in silk. Where the roots of oak trees recover and repair from their time in the light. Where the porcupette eats delicacies--raspberry leaves!--and coos and sings.
Come out to the cool, night wood, and buzz and hoot and howl--but do beware of the great horned owl-- for it's wild and it's windy way out in the woods!
This Newbery Honor-winning picture book combines beautifully written poetry with facts of the forest and elaborate illustrations to form a marvelously engaging collection.
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Nancy J Mata thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 10
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"To all of you who crawl and creep, who buzz and chirp and hoot and peep, who wake at dusk and throw off sleep: Welcome to the night."
"As the sun sets the woods awaken. And the creatures of the night begin to stir."
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This wonderful story is filled with deep meaningful lines based on life filled animals in a wonderful habitat.
This book is about the nocturnal world of animals and nature that includes but not limited to descriptions of trees, mushrooms, crickets, and bats. Each poem is illustrated in it's natural setting, and includes a description that explains how owls hear, how raccoons use their front paws, and many other animals that navigate throughout the night.
This is a great story about nature and the various creatures of the night. The book talks about what each creature does and survives during the night. The book delivers amazing illustrations and brings to life the night and it's creatures through a poetic style.
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