Saturday, 20 July 2013

Picture Book

Japanese Writer and Illustrator
Komako Sakai
Hannah’s Night
Gecko Press   2013   $19.99pb   32 pages
ISBN 978 1 8775 7955 4

Themes: Cats/ Family life/ Nighttime

Hannah, obviously the youngest child in the family, comes into her own very early in the morning, when, with everyone else asleep, there is nobody around to tell her what to do. With the family cat for company she explores the house, helps herself to the most delicious items in the fridge, and stares out the window at the setting moon. Then, she takes her sister’s treasured music box plus her colouring pencils and notebook back to her own bed to play with. Hannah is in control! Exquisitely illustrated in nighttime colours, this story shows the power of being alone.

Preschool up/ Age 4 up

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