Night Animals

by Gianna Marino

Night animals are scary! That’s what possum thinks, soon joined by skunk, wolf,... read more

Night animals are scary! That’s what possum thinks, soon joined by skunk, wolf, and bear. “Something HUGE is coming!” It takes a small bat to point out that the four of them ARE night animals. “Ohhhhhhh.” The spare narrative of Gianna Marino’s picture book narrative is told entirely in speech bubbles. Her arresting illustrations feature the wide-eyed night animals against the deep, dark blackness of the pages. The comical undertone is punctuated by a visual subplot showing the possum overcome by the skunk’s smell, and by an ending introducing two more fearsome—and fearful—creatures in a story that feels both familiar and fresh. (Ages 2–4)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016

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