Friday, October 19, 2012

"Often we hear that books are written 'for all ages' and rarely is that true. Nightsong is an exception," says Judy B.

A breathtaking picture book illustrated by mega-bestseller Loren Long, about a young bat setting off into the world using only his good sense!

Sense is the song you sing out into the world,
and the song the world sings back to you.
With these words, Chiro’s mother sends him off into the night for the first time alone. It’s an adventure, but how will he find his way? And how will he find his way home? As the young bat discovers, navigating the world around him is easy as long as he uses his good sense.    
This beautiful and touching coming-of-age story, with mesmerizing artwork from New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long and lyrical text from Ari Berk, conveys a heartwarming and universal message: No matter how far away you go, you can always find your way home.

Judy B. says:
"Often we hear that books are written 'for all ages' and rarely is that true.  Nightsong is an exception, just as Where the Wild Things Are is an exception, because just as we can relate to Max, we relate to little Chiro the bat. He learns to use the finely tuned sonar that he discovers within himself. He builds on his mother's encouragement, and celebrates his new-found ability. Each word, each picture conveys the need for us all to take a deep breath, trust our innate sense, and just jump into the unknown.  Loren Long's body of artwork is incredible and always adds to the text in such a way that we really can see Chiro's brave journey through the dark."

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