“What could it possibly be?” asks Bat.
“Night Animals!” the animals declare.
“But you are night animals,” Bat informs this not-so-smart crew.
Children will love the oh-so-funny animals in this twist on a cozy bedtime book.
"...exuberant and gorgeous..." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"...a heartwarming reminder of how children learn to trust and listen for papas’ songs in our lives." —School Library Journal, starred review
"This beautifully executed book about the bond between father and child that can be as deep as the darkest sea and powerful enough to help navigate in times of trouble will resonate with readers both young and old." —Kirkus, starred review
"A gorgeous, comforting book that provides a lovely counterpoint to Marino’s Meet Me at the Moon (2012)." —Booklist
PRAISE FOR MEET ME AT THE MOON:
"Marino's breathtaking panoramas make an already powerful story sing." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The textured mixed-media art paired with the flowing text elevates this title above most missing-mama fare ... Radiating warmth and comfort, this distinguished title strikes home." —Kirkus, starred review
"Heartfelt and sincere, yet never cloying, this will work well one on one or in story hours." —Booklist
PRAISE FOR TOO TALL HOUSES:
"The animals are full of heartfelt emotions, from anger and frustration to happy contentment...This story about friendship and togetherness contains a great lesson without being didactic or moralizing and should be welcome in most collections." —School Library Journal, starred review
"The well-turned, dialogue-rich narrative complements the sunny visuals, making this an excellent choice for one-on-one or group read-alouds...Another winner for rising star Marino." —Kirkus, starred review
“…a story of friendship that youngsters can understand and relate to.” —Library Media Connection