The sun sets. The moon rises. The night creatures come out to play--the raccoon, the owl, the cricket, and more. In 12 poems, Joyce Sidman explores the night. Explanatory notes and a glossary add to the collection.
What I thought: Not my favorite collection by Sidman, but enjoyable nonetheless. My favorite poems are "I Am a Baby Porcupette," "Ballad of the Wandering Eft" (the chorus is particularly lovely), and "Moon's Lament." The illustrations are great. They suit the subject perfectly--an impeccable blend of light and dark. My favorite illustrations are "Mushrooms" and "Primrose Moth."
(Illus. Rick Allen. Houghton Mifflin, 2010)