Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Night Children by Sarah Tsiang. Illustrated by Delphine Bodet

The Night Children by Sarah Tsiang. Illustrated by Delphine Bodet
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Hardcover, 32 pages, Annick Press
Published August 18th 2015
Source: Netgalley egalley


I love the illustration! Gorgeous whimsical night creatures with a touch of Maurice Sendak about them but more playful while being slightly dark and otherworldly. The text didn't do anything for me though and I'm not sure I'd read it well to a child when it doesn't appeal to me. I like creepy, love reading Neil Gaiman's picture books, but this text's creepiness left me feeling like the night children are real and the child reader is only imagination. Just left me unsatisfied.




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