The Night Children

November 25, 2015

The Night Children. Sarah Tsiang, Delhpine Bodet, ill. 2015. 32 pages. Annick Press. [Source: ARC provided courtesy of NetGalley.]

It’s no surprise that kids suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out). This book is a cute imagining of what happens once kids are tucked away in beds each night. The Night Children causing mischief in neighborhoods each evening once kids having to go home is a creative and humorous take on what comes with a day change. From “steal[ing] slices of the moon” to hanging webs, the Night Children have a fun playtime that explains the subtle changes kids see from one day to the next.

The illustrations are neutral-colored and really sets a relaxing tone. The drawings themselves are detailed and dreamlike, too. The funny “monster” hat/masks are give some anonymity to the kids, almost as if they are simply alter-egos. I felt this was such a cute story, and makes the perfect bedtime story, even for my 7-year-old. I would definitely recommend this.

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