Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-08-22
- Reviewer: Staff
A barn owl flies around a farm as night falls, bidding good night to animals, a tractor, and more. The book’s large trim size accommodates a fair amount of text, and Hegarty’s long-for-the-format rhymes allow readers to settle into the sleepy mood she establishes: “The shadows grow long, as darkness falls./ In the stable, the horses shift in their stalls./ Snuffling and snorting, they whinny and neigh,/ and whisper good night at the end of the day.” Elliott’s cozy artwork is well-suited to the tone and mood of the verse, and tactile elements (fur for various animals, the denim of a scarecrow’s overalls, etc.) bring a gentle interactive note to this comforting bedtime book. Ages 2–5. (Sept.)