There is no night so dark, so black as night in the country. And while the people dream of daytime things, the nighttime world awakens. Owls swoop, a rabbit patters, and in the yard an apple falls pump! from the tree.
Listen. Go to the window. Across the field a light glows. Who else is up so late? Who else watches and hears the sights and sounds of night in the country the many stirrings of silence, the many colors of the dark?
Lyrical text and velvety pictures present a very different kind of nighttime: a mysterious, moving night that will lull small children to sleep.
About the Author
Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Visit her at CynthiaRylant.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read this to my son and add-libbed many other things that happened to me when I was a boy at my grandparents' country house. This is a very good book about places all over the U.S. that are slowly but surely, and sadly, disappearing.
Night in the Country by Cynthia Rylant is the soft description of what happens at `nighttime¿ in the country. Cynthia discusses the sounds heard at night such as the houses creaking, frogs singing, and apples falling from the tree. With a soft, gentle tone the narrator describes the animals and their babies¿ actions during the night. The layouts of the illustrations are both single page and double page spreads. The illustrations have dark colors with sharp lines. The story wraps up with a beautiful bright morning sunrise. The sound words such as groans, thumps, and squeaks are visible in the text. Readers will find the text flowing smoothly off their tongue and find themselves feeling warm inside. This is great read for beginning readers to read at night before bed.
I like the pictures and the night theme. The book was alright