Friday, October 8, 2010

N is for Noiseless Night

We made this Night-time N using:
Chipboard cut from a cereal box for letter base
Black with white speckled scrapbook paper
Glow in the dark star stickers
Gold craft glitter
Glue: Stick and white Elmer’s for glitter moon

Night books we like (and with this selection of books, you simply MUST read ALL of them if you have yet to do so):

Bedtime for Mommy by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Ms. Rosenthal is my kid’s current favorite author. I think we have read all of her books. She is probably known best for her “little” books (Little Pea, Little Hoot and Little Oink) or maybe you have read Spoon or Yes Day? Anyway we love all of the above and my kids are crazy about this story of a child and parent going through the standard bedtime routine only the roles are reversed; the daughter in the story helps the mommy get ready for bed. My kids crack up over this book whenever we read it and the illustrations are great.

Wow said the Owl by Tim Hopgood is about a curious little owl who decides to stay up all day rather than sleep. The owl is wowed by all the beautiful colors that the day brings—every color in the rainbow but in the end, the owl decides the nighttime sky can’t be beat in beauty. This book is one of our most favorite picture books on color.

In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
Okay you have probably already read this classic but it is one of our all time favorites so I couldn’t leave it off this night themed list. My kids and I both love this adventure through Mickey’s dream about baking cake with three bakers in the "night kitchen." It’s just so imaginative and magical. This book is on the list of banned children’s books because the cartoon illustration of Mickey loses his clothes while falling into the night and into a bowl of dough. To that I say we own it and love it.

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