Little Night

by Yuyi Morales

Mother Sky tells daughter Little Night that it is bedtime. Like any child, Little... read more

Mother Sky tells daughter Little Night that it is bedtime. Like any child, Little Night wants to play a little longer and engages her mama in a game of hide-and-seek. Mother Sky searches hidden corners and finds Little Night camouflaged behind a dark hill. Sweeping her up, she bathes her in a tub of stars. Wrapped in her towel, Little Night hides again, begging Mother Sky to find her. The ritual is played out again and again while the sun sets. Soon it is time for Little Night to take her place in the evening sky, stars in her hair and moon ball under her arm. Sumptuous paintings with celestial details illuminate a dreamlike bedtime story. (Ages 3–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008

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