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If You're Afraid of the Dark, Remember the Night Rainbow (edition 2002)

by Cooper Edens

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Title:If You're Afraid of the Dark, Remember the Night Rainbow
Authors:Cooper Edens
Info:Chronicle Books (2002), Edition: 1st Chroni, Hardcover
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If You're Afraid of the Dark, Remember the Night Rainbow by Cooper Edens



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Huh? Rene Magritte did not do platitudes. For good reason. I'm not sure what Cooper was on when he created this, but I know I *don't* want any.

If the stars burn out... button up the night against the cold." What in tarnation does that mean? The only metaphor I liked is "If you must cry... plant your tears as seeds." And most of the pictures were worth looking at. I'll have to get more opinions from friends & family, especially since I did buy the darn thing." ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Huh? I like poetry, metaphor, modern art, creativity... but this just doesn't work for me at all. The concept is great, but the execution is lame. Imo. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
A little picture book with poetic 'if/then' combinations.
  iclairei | Dec 6, 2009 |
A book that attempts to turn lemons into lemonade. Interesting illustrations. ( )
  MrsBond | Nov 25, 2009 |
I asked friends for recommendations for books that they thought of as "comfort-food," and this was recommended by several people. Originally published in 1979, Cooper Edens words and illustrations tell the reader what to do in case of certain emergencies, for example: "if the clock stops, use your own hands to tell time. If the light goes out, wear it around your neck and go dancing." Edens' advice doesn't always make much sense, but its reads as a kick in the pants, a reminder that it's not the end of the world if something goes wrong or is scary. The illustrations looks like they use a combination of oil pastel crayons and colored pencil, and they are fanciful and light-hearted. After reading so much angsty teen fiction, it was nice to read something unabashedly hopeful. Recommended for all public and high school collections; younger readers may not get as much out of it as someone older and with various anxieties. ( )
  baachan | Dec 18, 2008 |
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"If tomorrow morning the sky

falls...have clouds for breakfast.

If you have butterflies in

your stomach...ask them into your heart."

...such are the unconventional solutions offered to lifes problems in If Youre Afraid of the Dark, Remember the Night Rainbow. The original edition, published in 1979, won numerous awards, including honors from the Museum of Modern Art and the American Booksellers Association, and sold over a million copies. Edenss magical words and pictures illustrate the universal emotions of fear, doubt, joy, and loss, and reveal the unexpected silver linings to be found in any cloud. This whimsical little book proves that its possible to face obstacles with a positive attitude; all you need is the willingness to throw aside logic and open yourself up to the power of playful imagination.

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Presents advice for a variety of situations, including what to do if the sky falls, the bus doesn't come, the sun never shines again, and there is no happy ending.

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