The Night Is Deep and Wide

  • Illustrated By: Sue Todd
  • Pages:20
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:lullaby, bedtime stories, rhyme, villanelle, fixed verse form
  • Available:03/16/2021
  • Age Groups:Baby Board Book
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“A lovely visual lullaby to soothe youngest readers to sleep.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

Rich imagery, gentle rhythm and soothing repetition will lull your little one to sleep as the tulips close for the night, one by one. In this bedtime story written as an Italian villanelle, poet Gillian Sze makes use of the poetic forms of cyclic pattern and rhyme scheme to create a melodious lullaby.

A young child comes in from picking flowers as the creatures around their home all settle down for the evening. Songbirds curl against their mothers’ sides, the house slumps and sighs low, a hush settles as times slows. And little readers are invited to rest their heads and be soothed to sleep as moonlight falls on eyes that close.

★ “A lovely visual lullaby to soothe youngest readers to sleep.”
– Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Sze's poetic description of nature's slow unwind from day into night and Todd's subdued colour palette of the illustrations do capture the quiet wonder of night and sleep...Parents and caregivers are sure to use this board book over and over again during their child's bedtime routine. Highly Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“The soft, repetitive phrases create an overall sense of calmness and relaxation...A great addition to any bedtime routine!”
– Miramichi Reader
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