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Cricket Song - by Anne Hunter (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 32

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Bedtime & Dreams

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Age Range: 4-8 years

Author: Anne Hunter

Language: English

Street Date: March 1, 2016
TCIN: 77264220
UPC: 9780544582590
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-2641


Kirkus Best of 2016
School Library Journal's Fuse#8 Best of 2016

* "The sonorous text, laced with soothing onomatopoeic animal sounds, transports wee listeners from the bedroom of one sleeping child to that of another. Soporific illustrations in pen, ink, and watercolor realistically capture nature's creatures in the muted hues of dusk, while deft use of crosshatching suggests nightfall's atmospheric shadows."
-- Kirkus, STARRED Review

* "The language is as lulling as an evening breeze, but it's the illustrations that make this book truly extraordinary. Those who have experienced Hunter's earlier titles...will be familiar with her gift for depicting the natural world. Here her watercolor and ink renderings of the landscape and the sea, the animals, and the purple-gold sunset clouds are an exquisite journey into the most restful part of the day."
-- School Library Journal, STARRED Review

* "The fluid, precisely worded text works seamlessly with the artwork, which is intelligently conceived, gracefully composed, and beautifully carried out."
-- Booklist, STARRED Review

"A lovely, tranquil bedtime book that suggests the world need not seem so vast."
-- Publishers Weekly
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