At tiny & little this week, we’re loving this beautiful picture book to read before bedtime – Hannah’s Night. In this latest book from popular Japanese children’s author and illustrator Komako Sakai, Hannah wakes up and discovers it is night-time. Everyone is asleep and with no one to tell her off, Hannah tip toes around the house enjoying snacks and sneaking her sister’s toys. It’s a very sweet story that ends as the light of day begins to fill the sky outside.
The illustrations in this book are sublime. From the lightly patterned background of each page to the strokes of the pictures, the book feels full of texture. The shady lines and grain of the illustrations are like watching an old-style slideshow or film and little fingers will find it hard to resist touching them to see if the pages really are raised. There isn’t much text which is perfect because the pictures truly do say a thousand words as each page is turned.
Here’s a little peek inside Hannah’s Night:
Little ones will enjoy this night of adventure and it’s fun to talk with them about what they would love to do if they could do anything they like without getting into trouble. We’re loving this book and hope you will too.
ISBN: 978-1-877579-55-4 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-877579-54-7 (hardcover)
Publisher: Gecko Press
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