What do you get when you combine an imaginative child with a mysterious night box? A book that will speak to any child who has created wondrous and imaginative scenarios in her head to explain some of our world’s most natural occurrences. Why does light turn to darkness? How does the sky change color? How does the sun know to come back out every morning? If you’ve been asked these questions, your kids are bound to fall in love with The Night Box, a fabulous, reassuring new story by Louise Greig and illustrated by Ashling Lindsay.
In The Night Box, the world gets ready for darkness. And as a young boy heads back to his home, he carries a single key in his hand. Whatever is it for? The boy heads to his room, readies himself for the evening, and sticks the key into the lock of a small box. When he opens it, Night pours out, the stars jump out and sparkle, and the world is blanketed in a sea of darkness, caring for all of its creatures until the morning. And when it’s time for sunrise? It’s time for Night to rest again.
We absolute adore this wonderful new book! From its lyrical prose to the beautiful illustrations to its gentle take on nightfall and daybreak, we fell in love with The Night Box from our very first read. If you have a child at home who gets nervous about the dark or worked up before bed, try this story. It is calming to read, adding a sense of tranquility and peace to a time that can be fraught with anxiety. Not only that- it will undoubtedly inspire wonder in your little ones, and they will be so curious about the Night Box (is it real? Can I get one? Can we buy it on Amazon?!?) that it may help distract them from them their own worries about bedtime and darkness. Two trunks up for this one- one of our new favorite bedtime books!!
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