for Night Animals
by Gianna Marino
Night animals are scary! That’s what possum thinks, soon joined by skunk, wolf, and bear. “Something HUGE is coming!” It takes a small bat to point out that the four of them ARE night animals. “Ohhhhhhh.” The spare narrative of Gianna Marino’s picture book narrative is told entirely in speech bubbles. Her arresting illustrations feature the wide-eyed night animals against the deep, dark blackness of the pages. The comical undertone is punctuated by a visual subplot showing the possum overcome by the skunk’s smell, and by an ending introducing two more fearsome—and fearful—creatures in a story that feels both familiar and fresh. (Ages 2–4)
CCBC Choices 2016. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016. Used with permission.
Something's out there in the dark
First Possum hears it. Then Skunk. Then Wolf comes running.
"What could it possibly be?" asks Bat.
"Night Animals " the animals declare.
"But you are night animals," Bat informs this not-so-smart crew.
Children will love the oh-so-funny animals in this twist on a cozy bedtime book.
Publisher description retrieved from Google Books.