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Night's Nice by Barbara Emberley
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Summary: This sweet story tells of all the things that make night nice. The illustrations show scenes from the 4th of July, Halloween, and the city. Other night time things include animals and stars.
Media: Acrylic and ink ( )
  mpitcairn06 | Nov 4, 2009 |
School Library Journal 12/1/2008

PreS-K—An inviting exploration of the wonders of nighttime, originally published in 1962. Text and images bring out the positive: night is a time to make wishes on stars, find the Big Dipper, and enjoy a bright moon. Darkness, the author and artist remind readers, also plays a part in holidays from fireworks on the 4th of July, to "spooky Halloween make-believe," to caroling at Christmas time. The book closes on a quiet note as animals, birds, and fish go to sleep, and a youngster, with Teddy Bear close by, tucks into bed. Thin, sketchlike black line drawings, awash in sumptuous jewel-toned colors, work in tandem with this soothing tale sure to diminish night frights for youngsters concerned about the dark.—Barbara Elleman, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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A winding-down time to go to bed picture book to share with a little one. The book portrays night and darkness in a positive way, not something to be frightened of. Brightly colored pages accompany the rhyming text that lulls the reader and listener to welcome sleeptime. Simple and soothing. ( )
  pvhslibrarian | Jul 24, 2009 |
Night's Nice was first published in 1962. It's a bright, colorful and rhyming romp through all of the reasons why night is nice,

And yellow-eyed cats
All think night's nice
And of course
So do bats."

Illustrated by Ed Emberly in gouache and ink, in his now-classic style, the light-hearted illustrations manage to evoke evening, while still offering a riot of color.

A perfect book to read before going to bed,

"So hop into bed,
Turn over thrice
And whisper this softly:

Night's nice, night's nice, night's nice." ( )
  shelf-employed | Dec 16, 2008 |
What a perfect bedtime book! I absolutely love this little book and I am not giving it up. *grin* "Caldecott Award winners Ed and Barbara Emberley capture the wonder of nighttime in this reissued bedtime classic." Little many many reasons of why night is a nice thing, the sound and rhythm of this short story is relaxing and is sure to work some wonders on aiding your little one to sleep. I highly recommend it for all homes! ( )
  cherryblossommj | Nov 21, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316066230, Hardcover)

Hop into bed,
Turn over thrice,

And whisper this softly:
Night's nice, night's nice, night's nice.

Good Night.

NIGHT'S NICE will lull little ones to sleep with its soothing, sing-song text and picturesque, stunning nightscapes throughout.

From moonlit treetops and city streetlamps to luminous fireworks on the 4th of July, Ed's watercolor illustrations poignantly capture the beauty of nighttime in this reissue of his classic children's story.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:01:17 -0400)

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Moonlit treetops, city lamps aglow, bright fireworks bursting in a dark July sky, and other wondrous illuminated evening sights are captured in a colorful picture book with a die-cut moon and silver foil title type on the cover.

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