Posts Tagged ‘nighttime-fears’

Manhattan Book Review calls the illustrations in The Night Lion “charming and engaging…”

November 14th, 2018

Manhattan Book Review “Instantly endearing, The Night Lion tackles nighttime fears with an adorable and creative solution. With the simple notion of giving a stuffed lion and adding in imagination, nighttime fears can be conquered. With illustrations that are charming and engaging, Sanne Dufft’s beautiful artwork instantly draws you in. There’s a delightful, fast-paced storyline that shows […]

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School Library Connection calls The Night Lion a “wonderful selection for children suffering from nighttime fears”

February 24th, 2018

“In brief, straightforward sentences and soft pastel illustrations, Dufft depicts strategies that young Morgan uses to face his nighttime fears….The soft hazy amber tones of the illustrations perfectly enhance Morgan’s playful antics and night-flight fantasy. Morgan and his storyline are both reminiscent of Sendak’s infamous Max. A wonderful selection for children suffering from nighttime fears. Recommended.” […]

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“Beautiful full-page watercolor illustrations perfectly accompany this tale of a child conquering his/her fears” says Youth Services Book Review of The Night Lion

February 23rd, 2018

“What did you like about the book? Morgan has a tall Robin Hood hat and a wooden sword. He is ‘wild and fierce and frightening.’ But at night Morgan is still afraid of robbers until his Nana brings him a stuffed lion. And, as with Calvin with his Hobbes, Morgan dreams of the adventures he and […]

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Resource Links calls The Night Lion “dreamlike”, “irresistible”, and “comforting”

February 16th, 2018

“Rating: E…The clever illustrations are beautifully rendered in water colour and enhance the dreamlike intrepid tone of the story. The picture of Morgan asleep with the full grown lion is especially irresistible. The comforting story encourages young children suffering from nightmares to conquer their fears. Thematic Links: Nightmares; Dreams; Lions; Self-esteem; Grandmothers” —Isobel Lang Read […]

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The Night Lion is “a perfect lap book for bedtime” says CM Magazine

January 9th, 2018

“The soothing repetition of the text’s beginning and end and the charming warmth of Dufft’s watercolour and pencil illustrations should make this a storytime staple within the home. In fact, I can’t emphasize how lovely Dufft’s artwork is bringing to mind the styles of Tomie dePaola, Maurice Sendak, Janet Ahlberg, and Shirley Hughes, but with […]

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The Night Lion earns a ★ Starred Review from Foreword Reviews

January 3rd, 2018

“…Morgan loves seeking adventure in the woods until a nightmare leaves him feeling scared and unsure….Creative illustrations use light and shadow to explore tumultuous emotions as the lion chases fears away alongside Morgan…” —Pallas Gates McCorquodale Click here to read the full review

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