Welcome, Dark

  • Illustrated By: Rachel Wada
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:lullaby, bedtime, natural world, nocturnal creatures, weather
  • Available:09/13/2022
  • Lexile:NP
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:L
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Board Book

In this poetic picture book, young readers are invited to explore the sounds of nighttime and find comfort in them instead of fear.

As a young child falls asleep, the night comes alive. Animals hide and leaves blow, seeds are spread and crops are watered, and the world wakes anew in the morning. Focusing on the necessity of nighttime, this beautiful book showcases the night, along with its sometimes scary sounds, through new eyes. Stunning illustrations from an award-winning illustrator complement each spread as the poetry balances the magic and mystery of nighttime with the comforting stillness of being tucked safely indoors.

“A beautifully and sweetly written story...Parents and children alike will reach for this comforting bedtime story that is set to become a classic.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Drawings bring the book alive by making the reader feel as if they are seeing objects by the light of the moon…A calming look at night time encouraging tranquil thoughts and feelings. This book would make an excellent choice for a bedtime book for young children with its quiet and calm ambiance.”

– Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature   | 2023  |  Short-listed
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2023  |  Commended