By Jonathan Bean
(Farrar Straus Giroux, Hardcover, 9780374304461, 32pp.)
Publication Date: July 24, 2007
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On some nights, a snug bedroom is a hard place to fall asleep. On some nights, it’s better to get away from slumbering, snoring family members and curl up alone with one’s thoughts in the cool night air, under wide-open skies. In this charming bedtime fantasy, a sleepless city girl does just that, finding her surprising way to a serene rooftop version of a backyard campout.
With captivating ink-and-watercolor illustrations and a simple, lyrical text, newcomer Jonathan Bean has created a soothing bedtime story that is sure to charm children and parents alike.
At Night is the winner of the 2008 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Picture Books.