Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Night Time Story

In honor of National Picture Book Month, I'm happy to share a series of book reviews introducing you to some incredible picture books for children. Some are new and some are not, but all of them are a visual feast - and the storylines aren't so bad either! So let's kick off with a new title from Independent Publishers Group (IPG)...

A Night Time Story
By Roberto Aliaga, Illustrated by Sonja Wimmer

The perfect bedtime tale, A Night Time Story is a beautifully illustrated work about how every evening, the Night comes to tuck a little child in before bed. In her hands, she carries dozens of stories and picks new and exciting ones to tell each time, allowing the child to drift off to sleep and dream. From sweet stories at the fairground to mysterious stories in the desert, this little child can enjoy an endless number of dreams and make them his or her own.

Sonja Wimmer's illustrations are soft and whimsical, great for inspiring dreams in your own children. I love that the main character is drawn in such a way that it could be either a boy or a girl depending on who is reading the story.

Roberto Aliaga has written several childrens books in Spanish. Jon Brokenbrow translated it to English, and it appears to be a literal translation that seems to flow well, though a wee bit choppy in a spot or two.

This lovely picture book is just one of the titles IPG distributes from the Spanish publisher Cuento de Luz. It is available in hardback or as an eBook, and is also available in Spanish. Best suited for children ages 5 to 7.

I leave you with a couple more images from the book...


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