Berk's evocatively written narrative is so much about testing one's wings, about venturing out even as we keep the memory of what is safe nestled close to ourselves, that we might return to that safeness when adventure is done.
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The whole book is lush and beautiful, the kind of deeply extravagant piece that is an experience unto itself. Even as it casts its own glow, Nightsong reflects the best of children's literature with its enduring themes of exploration and discovery. Whether you read this with your own kiddos, share with extended family or simply dip into it on your own, Nightsong is a treasure you won't want to miss.
Berk's writing is soothing and sweet. It not only takes the complexity out of the technical term, but vividly conveys what it would be like to fly through the dark with very poor eyesight Both eerie and comforting, this lush book not only demystifies a complicated process in science, but helps boost a child's confidence in facing the dark at bedtime. Together these two creators have given us a lovely story which shows the potential high art of the picture book.
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Nightsong is an exception. Berk describes this experience in absolutely enchanting magical language, describing the bat singing out into the world, and the world singing its song back to him. I highly recommend this book to anyone who knows children who appreciate the wondrous, or any of we adults who respect the same. It's dark, the pictures are intimate and understated, and the tone is almost reverential.
This is the stuff that great storytimes are made of, and you won't be disappointed when you add Nightsong to your storytime repertoire In a world where children are often taught to fear the unknown, it's refreshing to help them to believe not only in themselves but also in the world around them. When you look around with wondering eyes, there is beauty to be found, friends to be made, and courage in the very young. Here is the language of a magician poet Then store it in a secure place or buy a second copy.
This is one to hand down decades later when grandchildren come along. Illustrated by Loren Long. ISBN Age Level: 4 and up.
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As the young bat discovers, navigating the world around him is easy as long as he uses his good sense. I wasn't expecting such a tale of lyric and haunting loveliness, with such heart stirring art. Yes, I just called a book about a bat heart stirring.
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