- Age Range: 3 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 3
- Lexile Measure: 580L (What's this?)
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (March 31, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0689714734
- ISBN-13: 978-0689714733
- Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.2 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Night in the Country Paperback – March 31, 1991
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From Publishers Weekly
PW praised the "exceptionally beautiful illustrations" of this "remarkable picture book that sweeps the reader into the quiet, special world of a country night." Ages 4-7.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2 The pairing of Rylant and Szilagyi again results in a graceful blend of evocative prose and exquisite color-pencil drawings. Night in the Country explores the sights and sounds of the country's nighttime, from an apple falling to the ground"pump!"to a dog's chain clinking as the animal drinks water. Rich with nuances, the images and sounds evoked by the text have brought forth deeply shadowed drawings by the artist; likewise, the text will conjure up vivid imaginings in the minds of young children. The journey through nighttime fittingly concludes that night animals "will spend a day in the country listening to you." Each page invites children to look, listen and explore. Night in the Country is a welcome addition to that prized collection of rhythmic, soothing nighttime readings. Anne E. Mulherkar, formerly at District of Columbia Public Lib .
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
Cynthia Rylant's soothing rhythm and Mary Szilagyi's illustrations are a perfect fit.
My children aged 2 and 4 adore this book and request it frequently at bedtime.
The whole atmosphere of this book is wonderful - it quietly describes a dark country night to your child so gently that it takes away the childly fear of darkness and the creaking noises of an old country house at night! You can visualise the apple falling from the tree in the orchard, and I loved the mention of the squeaky screendoor from the neighbour's place as well. Except for the racoon (which I change into a wombat when I read it to my son) everything applies so much to anywhere country all over the world.
This book is a loving description of life in the country, and I recommend it for all parents who live on a rural property. I'd suggest from about 3 years of age if your child is worried about darkness or night sounds; but even our 9 months old son already loves the quiet mood of this book which helps him wind down and fall asleep really easy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A beautifully, illustrated book with soothing words that lull children gently to sleep.Published 12 months ago by Darlene
Another fantastic book by this author! This story makes you want to be right there...in the country!Published 15 months ago by Swiley
I live in the beautiful country in Nebraska. I bought this for a friends child. I loved it as much as her little girl Megan. This book shows the country as I know it. Read morePublished 21 months ago by DeAnn
Was looking for a book to show my students what my childhood was like growing up on a farm. This is not it. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Anessa Pfeifer
I'm so disappointed. We have several books by Cynthia Rylant that have loving, humane depictions of animals... Read morePublished 23 months ago by kellyrwn