Nightsong

Picture Books | September 25, 2012

byAri BerkIllustratorLoren Long

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A breathtaking picture book illustrated by mega-bestseller Loren Long, about a young bat setting off into the world using only his good sense!

Sense is the song you sing out into the world,
and the song the world sings back to you.
    
With these words, Chiro’s mother sends him off into the night for the first time alone. It’s an adventure, but how will he find his way? And how will he find his way home? As the young bat discovers, navigating the world around him is easy as long as he uses his good sense.
     This beautiful and touching coming-of-age story, with mesmerizing artwork from New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long and lyrical text from Ari Berk, conveys a heartwarming and universal message: No matter how far away you go, you can always find your way home.

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A breathtaking picture book illustrated by mega-bestseller Loren Long, about a young bat setting off into the world using only his good sense!Sense is the song you sing out into the world, and the song the world sings back to you.      With these words, Chiro’s mother sends him off into the night for the first time alone. It’s an adven...

Loren Long is a New York Times best-selling illustrator. Loren has illustrated Watty Piper's The Little Engine That Could and Madonna's Mr. Peabody's Apples. His other New York Times best-selling books include: Toy Boat by Randall DeSeve which won the 2008 Great Lakes Book Award for Children's Picture Book, Angela and the Baby Jesus by...

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Format:Picture BooksDimensions:48 pages, 10 × 11 × 0.5 inPublished:September 25, 2012Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1416978860

ISBN - 13:9781416978862

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a tender and loving book between a mother and son night creature. The mother teaches her son Chiro in very basic and understandable words what Sonar is. Exploration in the wide night with using "Chiro's song", makes the night less frightening for him. Opens a new world... Recommend "NightSong" to all that have a cherished loved one.
Date published: 2013-10-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unimpressed My daughter is 4 and has been fascinated by bats lately, so I purchased this book for her over the weekend. We read it before bed and it did allow us the opportunity to discuss some things about bats, but the story wasn't very interesting. I also found it hard to read the lettering against some of the pages. This is something we should have borrowed from the library instead.
Date published: 2013-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable Reason for Reading: As strange as this sounds, I am terrified of bats in real life but I absolutely love anthropomorphic bats in books. This is an absolutely gorgeously illustrated book about a little bat who goes out by himself for the first time using his "good sense" to see in the dark. While the story is completely cute and fictional it also manages to convey exactly how echolocation works for bats. The background of the pages are all black and textured, as if they represented the bat's hair. The bats in the story are brown bats though and contrast well against the black background. Fabulous, adorable illustrations! Chiro, the little bat is so cute! The story is a nature adventure as Chiro discovers his nighttime world and it is a story of a mother's love as she sends her son off on his own but is waiting for him with arms wide open when he returns. Oversized, thick glossy pages, a quality book!
Date published: 2012-12-07

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* "Not since Janell Cannon’s Stellaluna...have readers been introduced to such a charming young bat learning to navigate his world.... Acrylic and graphite illustrations reveal a dark night and a sweet, cuddly bat with a freckled nose and long pointed ears. Children in groups or one-on-one readings will enjoy hearing about this endearing character’s adventure."