A stunning bilingual story by award winning author and illustrator Yuyi Morales.
"A treasure for bedtime, or anytime." —School Library Journal
As the long day comes to an end, Mother Sky fills a tub with falling stars and calls, "Bath time for Little Night!"
Little Night answers from afar, "Can't come. I am hiding and you have to find me, Mama. Find me now!"
Where could Little Night be? Down a rabbit hole? In a blueberry field? Among the stripes of bees? Exquisitely painted and as gentle as Little Night's dress crocheted from clouds, this is a story to treasure.
With a bilingual text in both English and Spanish, Little Night Nochecita by Yuyi Morales is a sweet story every child can enjoy.
Award-winning author and illustrator Yuyi Morales is the author of Caldecott Honor and Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Medal-winning Viva Frida, stunning bilingual bedtime story Little Night/Nochecita, Rudas: Niño's Horrendous Hermanitas, Pura Belpré Honor Book (Narrative) Just In Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book, and other picture books for young readers. She also illustrated Thunder Boy Jr., written by Sherman Alexie, and Pura Belpré (Illustration) Medal and Pura Belpré (Narrative) Honor book Los Gatos Black on Halloween, written by Marisa Montes.
A Neal Porter Book
Written by Yuyi Morales:
Niño Wrestles the World
Rudas: Niño's Horrendous Hermanitas
Little Night / Nochecita
Illustrated by Yuyi Morales:
Los Gatos Black on Halloween (written by Marisa Montes)
Praise for Little Night/Nochecita:
NYPLC Children's Books 100
American Library Association Notable Children's Books
Miami Herald Best Books of the Year
NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing
Golden Kite Award Winner
"Children will delight in Little Night's dreamy world and will want to read about her unique, yet still familiar, nighttime ritual again and again." —Booklist, starred review
"Full-bleed spreads with luminous and rich hues of evening sky–blues, reds, and pinks–are painted in flowing sweeps of color, which illuminate and animate the glorious text. They are juxtaposed with the dark earth tones of cherubic Little Night and Mother Sky, and the effect is dreamlike and peaceful. A treasure for bedtime, or anytime." —School Library Journal
Yuyi Morales has written and/or illustrated numerous books, including Just A Minute, a Pura Belpre Medal winner, and Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez, a Pura Belpre Honor Book. Her work has also earned her the Jane Addams, Americas, and Christopher awards. Born in Mexico, Yuyi now lives in the San Francisco area.