Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dark Night by Dorothee de Monfreid, translated by Whitney Stahlberg

I'm a happy fan of Sylviane Donnio's I'd Really Like to Eat a Child, so I was pleased to discover that the illustrator, Dorothee de Monfreid has her own book translated into English. With sparky colors and bold lines, she tells the story of a little boy in a dark forest who scares away the dangerous creatures with a little help from a friend.

Verdict: The spare, exuberant text is full of wonderful noises and children will be breathless in anticipation as the little boy escapes from the dangerous animals and makes his way home to a satisfying conclusion.

ISBN: 0375856870; Published September 2009 by Random House; Borrowed from the library; Added to my personal wishlist

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