This is a series I will be running for a little while, highlighting some awesome children's literature. During the coming months, there will be many children's books. Stay tuned to learn more about it. Read previous posts in this series here.
This is one of the most beautiful children's books I have read to date. The subject matter is something all of us can relate to at one time. Being afraid of the dark. How many times do children wake up afraid or won't go to sleep without a night light? This book will help change that.
Ella is a spunky little girl who loves the sunshine and anything bright and colorful. Her favorite color is yellow, and she is great at drawing beautiful pictures. Unfortunately, Ella has a problem. Come every night, when the darkness sets in she becomes very afraid.
Eventually, her mother figures away to help her get past her fears. I love that this teaches children to look at adults to help them be comforted. The mother is gentle and patient. The mother doesn't belittle her daughter's feelings. She then encourages her to look at the light the night brings. The moon's glow, the softness of the fireflies.
This helps little Ella realize that the night isn't all that scary. She can look forward to the calmness of the moons glow. The fear is still there, but she at least can rest. It didn't solve all her problems, like some magical cure. It was a very reasonable ending to the story.
The art in this book is gorgeous. This might be the most beautiful book of 2016 in my humble opinion. The beautiful illustrations will keep your child entertained, and will blow you away.
This is a must have in any children's library. I received this book for review in exchange for my honest and completely unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Author: Sandra V. Feder
Illustrated by Aimée Sicuro
- Pages: 32
- ISBN Number: 9781554988235
- Age Range: from grade P to grade K
Yellow is Ella’s favorite color — she loves the bright, sunny daytime. But every night, as darkness falls, she becomes afraid.
When her mother encourages her to look at the soft glow of the moon and fireflies dancing in the night and to listen to the chirping of crickets and the gentle rustling of the wind, Ella gradually realizes that nighttime can be something to look forward to rather than something to fear