Good Morning, Good Night (Hardcover)

Good Morning, Good Night By Anita Lobel, Anita Lobel (Illustrator) Cover Image

Good Morning, Good Night (Hardcover)

By Anita Lobel, Anita Lobel (Illustrator)

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Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator Anita Lobel introduces the concept of opposites with search and find elements in this picture book detailing the “rich, warm journey from morning to night” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) of a day spent in the city as seen through a child’s eyes.

We see a little dog step out of a door in a house.
We watch a large workman climb out of a hole in the street.
Look up there! A big bird is hovering high above a column.
See down here! Little birds are pecking below a fire hydrant.


Take a stroll through town and see all that makes the city go while finding the opposites in the illustrations in this sweet and entertaining picture book.
Anita Lobel’s name is synonymous with the best in children’s literature. She is the creator of such classics as Alison’s Zinnia and Away from Home, and she received a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in On Market Street. She is the creator of three books featuring her cat, Nini: One Lighthouse, One Moon (a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book); Nini Lost and Found; and Nini Here and There. And she wrote Ducks on the Road, which The Horn Book called “cozy.” Her childhood memoir, No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Anita Lobel lives in New York City.

Anita Lobel’s name is synonymous with the best in children’s literature. She is the creator of such classics as Alison’s Zinnia and Away from Home, and she received a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in On Market Street. She is the creator of three books featuring her cat, Nini: One Lighthouse, One Moon (a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book); Nini Lost and Found; and Nini Here and There. And she wrote Ducks on the Road, which The Horn Book called “cozy.” Her childhood memoir, No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Anita Lobel lives in New York City.
Product Details ISBN: 9781534465947
ISBN-10: 1534465944
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication Date: February 7th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English
"The colorful pictures emphasize the child's point of view and bring the city and its diverse inhabitants to life as readers accompany the family throughout its day. A visually splendid treat for all ages."
Booklist

There's a lot going on in Lobel's gorgeous new picture book. The story follows a day in the life a young child and their parents, from waking in the morning to taking an extensive excursion around the city to falling asleep at bedtime. Once the outing begins, each spread highlights opposites that showcase the city as a place of contrasts. For instance, a "little" dog shares a spread with a "large" workman, and "fresh" flowers in a florist’s window sit opposite an art gallery's "painted" blossoms. Many young readers will enjoy the completeness of the story and identify with the child's feelings, both of boredom and of wonder. Adults may find the language a bit flat, with a few exceptions (such as the pages about music and dreams), but any shortcomings in the text are overshadowed by the vivid, clever illustrations. The colorful pictures emphasize the child's point of view and bring the city and its diverse inhabitants to life as readers accompany the family throughout its day. A visually splendid treat for all ages.
— Booklist 

"A magnifique read celebrating delight in observation."
Kirkus Reveiws

*"The metropolitan setting presents an ever-changing kaleidoscope of sensations; amid them, it’s enough for the trio to be together, seeing and taking pleasure in what’s there, in this rich, warm journey from morning to night."
Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVEIW