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

Written by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Angela Matteson
Published by Wordsong
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32
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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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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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4.5

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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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1620916304
ISBN 13:
9781620916308
Publication Date:
March 12, 2019