Night Sounds by Javier Sobrino

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When the moon comes up over the mountains, all the animals in the rain forest go to sleep. But, what’s that noise? And how can the animals make it stop? “Wuaaah, wuaaah, wuaaah.” The noise goes on and on. Cuddled up inside an abandoned box, someone is sobbing, and one by one, the animals try to comfort the little one. But with each offering — of a blanket, some fresh water, mango, and so on — the small creature settles only briefly before wailing once again. Finally, Tiger disappears and returns with the little creature's mother. Peace is restored, until . . . ”Wuu, wuu, wuuuuuu,” cries a child in a nearby village. This time, it is the little creature who solves the problem by yelling out, “That child must have a kiss! Then we can all go back to sleep.”
 

About Javier Sobrino

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Javier Sobrino was born in Asturias, Spain. He has been a primary school teacher since 1984 and has published more than fifteen books for children, twelve of them picture books. He lives in Tinas, Asturias, Spain. Emilio Urberuaga was born in Madrid. He has been one of Spain's leading illustrators since 1982, and he has had major exhibitions of his work. In 2011 he won the National Illustration Prize, given by Spain's Ministry of Culture. He lives in Madrid.
 
Published March 26, 2013 by Groundwood Books. 36 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The animals of the rain forest settle down for sleep, but they are disturbed by the sounds of the night in this cumulative story.

Feb 27 2013 | Read Full Review of Night Sounds

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The animals in the rain forest desperately want to get some sleep, but there’s a baby... something in a banana crate that just won’t be soothed, even though its every request (for a blanket, water, sn

Mar 04 2013 | Read Full Review of Night Sounds

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The animals in the rain forest desperately want to get some sleep, but there’s a baby... something in a banana crate that just won’t be soothed, even though its every request (for a blanket, water, sn

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The animals of the rain forest settle down for sleep, but they are disturbed by the sounds of the night in this cumulative story.

Mar 26 2013 | Read Full Review of Night Sounds

PreS-Gr 1—Just as the animals of the rain forest are being lulled to sleep, a little one crying in an abandoned box disturbs them all. Exactly who it is is obscured from view. As the sound continues, some of the animals are cranky or irritated or annoyed. Yet, one by one they respond to the young...

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Night Sounds

PreS-Gr 1—Just as the animals of the rain forest are being lulled to sleep, a little one crying in an abandoned box disturbs them all. Exactly who it is is obscured from view. As the sound continues, some of the animals are cranky or irritated or annoyed. Yet, one by one they respond to the young...

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Night Sounds

PreS-Gr 1—Just as the animals of the rain forest are being lulled to sleep, a little one crying in an abandoned box disturbs them all. Exactly who it is is obscured from view. As the sound continues, some of the animals are cranky or irritated or annoyed. Yet, one by one they respond to the young...

Jul 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Night Sounds

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