Mac Barnett & Isabelle Arsenault
Candlewick, 2019 (2019)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
ather than saying '
', Mac Barnett gives imaginative answers to a child's night-time questions in this unusual picture book, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault.
t begins, '
Why is the ocean blue?
' The fish play the blues of course and '
cry blue tears
'. The book continues with '
What is the rain?
Why do the leaves change color?
Why do birds fly south for the winter?
What happened to the dinosaurs?
'; and '
What are black holes?
hough the answer to the last question, '
Why do we have to sleep?
' makes the perfect ending, my favorite addresses why the leaves change color - they '
keep warm by setting quiet little fires in their leaves.
will make a delightful, imagination provoking addition to your bedtime reading with a little one.
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