|aDark emperor & other poems of the night |cwritten by Joyce Sidman ; illustrated by Rick Allen.
|aDark emperor and other poems of the night
|aBoston, [Mass.] |bHoughton Mifflin Books for Children|cc2010.
|a29 p. |bcol. ill. |c27 x 28 cm.
|aWelcome to the night -- Snail at moonrise -- Love poem of the primrose moth -- Dark emperor -- Oak after dark -- Night-spider's advice -- I an a baby porcupette -- Cricket speaks -- The mushrooms come -- Ballad of the wandering eft -- Bat wraps up -- Moon's lament.
|aA collection of poems that celebrates the wonder, mystery, and danger of the night and describes the many things that hide in the dark.
A 2011 Newbery Honor BookCome feel the cool and shadowed breeze, come smell your way among the trees, come touch rough bark and leathered leaves: Welcome to the night. Welcome to the night, where mice stir and furry moths flutter. Where snails spiral into shells as orb spiders circle in silk. Where the roots of oak trees recover and repair from their time in the light. Where the porcupette eats delicacies--raspberry leaves --and coos and sings. Come out to the cool, night wood, and buzz and hoot and howl--but do beware of the great horned owl--for it's wild and it's windy way out in the woods This Newbery Honor-winning picture book combines beautifully written poetry with facts of the forest and elaborate illustrations to form a marvelously engaging collection.