The Way Home In The Night by Akiko MiyakoshiThe Way Home In The Night by Akiko Miyakoshi

The Way Home In The Night

byAkiko MiyakoshiIllustratorAkiko Miyakoshi

Picture Books | April 4, 2017

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A mother rabbit and her young bunny are on their way home in the dark night. ?My mother carries me through the quiet streets,? the bunny explains. ?Most of our neighbors are already home.? The bunny can see their lights in the windows, and hear and smell what they might be doing: talking on the phone, pulling a pie out of the oven, having a party, saying goodbye. When they reach home, the father rabbit tucks the bunny into bed. But the bunny continues to wonder about the neighbors' activities. ?Are the party guests saying goodnight? Is the person on the phone getting ready for bed?? And what of the footsteps that can be heard in the street as the bunny falls asleep? ?Will she take the last train home??

This beautiful picture book captures the magical wonder a child feels at being outside in the night. Award-winning author and illustrator Akiko Miyakoshi's softly focused black-and-white illustrations with just a touch of neutral color have a dreamlike quality, just right for nodding off to sleep with. The book is intriguing in that it contains twice-told stories, once as they are observed and second as the bunny imagines them. This offers a perfect prompt for young children to create extensions of other stories they have read or heard. A deeper reading could encourage critical thinking by comparing the different pastimes of the neighbors or, ultimately, what it means to be home.
Akiko Miyakoshi was born in Saitama, on the island of Honshu in Japan. She began creating picture books while studying visual communication design at Musashino Art University. Her first picture book, The Storm, won the Nissan Children's Storybook and Picture Book Grand Prix.Akiko Miyakoshi was born in Saitama, on the island of Honshu i...
Title:The Way Home In The NightFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 10.62 × 8.5 × 0.62 inShipping dimensions:10.62 × 8.5 × 0.62 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771386630

ISBN - 13:9781771386630

Appropriate for ages: 3


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful book This is a beautifully illustrated, soothing story. It has received well-deserved praise in reviews.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gentle! Nice pictures and a gentle story.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Gentle! Nice pictures and a gentle kinda story.
Date published: 2017-08-09

Editorial Reviews

A web of enchantment draws readers into this affecting story.-Publishers Weekly, starred review