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In the Middle of the Night: Poems from a Wide-Awake House

Written by Laura Purdie Salas & illustrated by Angela Matteson
Published by Wordsong
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Toys, food, and other everyday household objects have wild adventures at night, while the humans in the house sleep, in this imaginative collection of 26 poems.

What do the things in your home do when you’re asleep? They play, of course! In this compendium of poems by Laura Purdie Salas, everything from stuffed animals to clothing to writing utensils comes to life under the cover of night. An overdue library book searches for the perfect place to hide. A paper clip skydives with a tissue parachute. A fruit snack unrolls to create a tricky racetrack for toy cars. A hose unwinds and rolls around the yard before curling back up just before dawn. Accompanied by Angela Matteson’s beautiful acrylic-on-wood illustrations, this book will spark young readers’ imaginations and is a perfect choice for bedtime reading.

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This would be a very fun option for reading aloud together right before bed! The poems are cute, simple, and quick, and they’re accompanied by fun illustrations. I especially love the way that it makes poetry so accessible for kids - a great introduction to the genre.

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Who Wrote In the Middle of the Night: Poems from a Wide-Awake House

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Laura Purdie Salas

Laura Purdie Salas knows that poetry and science are both about exploring the world. Part poet and part scientist, Laura is the award-winning author of more than one hundred books, including<i> If You Were the Moon</i>, <i>A Rock Can Be</i>, and<i> Water Can Be</i>. She experiences spring, summer, fall, and winter in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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ISBN:
9781620916308
Publication Date:
March 12, 2019
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1620916304

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