“The art and writing perfectly complement each other, blending together into a work that is quintessentially Gorey-esque.” --LibraryThing
“Beautiful, minimalist illustrations on jet black pages fit perfectly with the message of this book. The questions that open the book—did the ink spill? Did our eyes burst?—drew my kids in and captured their attention.” --LibraryThing
“A charming book that uses a quirky storyline and very cool illustrations to explain to younger readers why we have dark and light (or night and day to be exact). Younger readers will revel in the slight silliness that goes on in parts, inquisitive readers will perhaps want to learn more about the hows and whys of time and our solar system.” --LibraryThing
About the Author
PETER F. NEUMEYER collaborated with Edward Gorey on two other books, Donald and the . . .
and Donald Has a Difficulty.
Whether as author, editor, or translator, Neumeyer set his name to more than a dozen books of prose and poetry for children and adults. His selected correspondence with Edward Gorey is being published by Pomegranate.
EDWARD ST. JOHN GOREY (1925-2000) is famous for the honored bounty of books he wrote and illustrated, featuring his distinctive humor and astonishingly detailed crosshatch ink drawings. Creator of more than one hundred works, Gorey was also a playwright, an award-winning set and costume designer, and the creator of the animated introduction to the PBS series Mystery!