Publication Date: April 2000
Each night before she goes to bed, Melinda counts the lights. Beginning with one, the night-light on her wall, she counts up to twenty airplanes. But she doesn't stop there! In ever greater panoramic sweeps, her imagination carries her farther and farther away from her home as she reaches big numbers such as fifty, one hundred, one thousand, all the way up to one million and the most distant lights of all - the stars in the sky. With a simple, poetic text and luminous artwork, Steven Schnur and Stacey Schuett have carried the counting book to new numerical heights.
Steven Schnur is the author of Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic, among many other books for children. He lives in Scarsdale, New York, with his wife and three children.
Stacey Schuett's previous books include Somewhere in the World Right Now. She lives with her partner and their two children in Sebastopol, California.
"Schnur's soothingly lyrical verses describe a girl's bedtime counting ritual. The light that pierces the darkness in these pages offers reassurance that all is well . . . These ever-widening circles of textual and visual imagery create a sense of expansiveness that culminates in an explosion of fireworks and stars." -Publishers Weekly