“The Night Box”
Have you ever wondered what happens when the sun sets and night awakes? In The Night Box, a beautiful poetic bedtime story, the magical nature of Night is explored.
Max watches the “last drips of light.”
After he gets ready for bed, he slips the key into the Night Box. Night tumbles out. It has a job to do.
After a busy darkness, Night gets sleepy. It returns to the box and Day spills out.
This story promotes creative components of wonder, imagination, and different perspective.
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: I like this book because
TITLE: The Night Box
AUTHOR: Louise Greig
ILLUSTRATOR: Ashling Lindsey
PUBLISHER: Clarion Books, 2017
AGE GROUP: 3-6
TOPIC(S): night, overcoming night fears
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: wonder, imagination, different perspective
1) In the story, everything has something in the dark. The branch has an owl. The wall has a tree. What other things can you think up that go together in the dark? For example, the lamppost has moths.
2) If you owned a box with a key, what would come out of your box when you unlock it? What if your unlocked box was filled with an element of nature, which element would it be and how could it help others?
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