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This beautifully illustrated picture book showcases the workers that keep a city running all through the night and make it ready for the new day.
The sky is getting dark. In the city, a little girl is eating her dinner, brushing her teeth, and getting ready for bed. Meanwhile, her mother is putting on her coat and getting ready to go to work. Where is she going and who will she see along the way? As the night goes on, readers will see nurses, cleaners, delivery workers, doctors, police officers, journalists, and many other workers who help keep the city running all through the night.
About the Author
Polly Faber is the author of Building a Home, illustrated by Klas Fahlén, Through the North Pole Snow, illustrated by Richard Jones, Pony on the Twelfth Floor, illustrated by Sarah Jennings, and Mango & Bambang: The Not-a-Pig, illustrated by Clara Vulliamy. She is also a children’s book blogger and volunteer reading helper. She lives with her husband, sons, and cats in London, where she has her own tiny free library right outside her house.
Harriet Hobday spent hours as a child drawing what was around her and filling sketchbooks with imagined characters and scenes. Little did she know that she would become an illustrator for a living. Now she spends her days making books and wreaking havoc in the kitchen. She lives in Yorkshire in the UK.
Nighttime looks almost joyous in this picture book devoted to the work that happens when the sun goes down. . . children who get anxious at bedtime—especially those affected by the news—may appreciate the calmness of the text and the wonderfully busy paintings, with a worker in every corner. A comforting bedtime story, especially if parents are heading out to work.
As the sun sets, a girl waves goodbye to her mother, who has an important nighttime job. . . .The artwork, created with paint and colored pencil, features strong, varied compositions and deep, vibrant colors. Told from the girl’s perspective, the text reads aloud well, while the illustrations offer details for kids to discover. A lively picture book.
Kids are always curious about the jobs that grown-ups have, and this book offers a unique look at nighttime jobs. From cleaning crews to doctors, it celebrates the work and people who keep things running after everyone else has gone to sleep.