Night-Time Numbers by Susan L. Roth
A Scary Counting Book (Barefoot Beginners)

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Created by award-winning author and artist Susan L. Roth, this unusual and imaginative picture book is about much more than counting. Small children will learn to overcome their most basic fears as they meet all kinds of imaginary animals, monsters and spirits of the night, identify them, and so come to terms with them. The comforting image on the final page will ensure a peaceful night's sleep with nothing left to be scared about. Smart, humorous and full of surprises, Night-Time Numbers is perfect for classroom use and for bedtime reading.
 

About Susan L. Roth

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To create the artwork for her books, Susan L. Roth uses paper from fourteen baskets in her studio, which are lined up by color.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by Scholastic Books. 15 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Vibrant collage illustrations in a wide variety of textures complement the short rhyming text, and culminate in a golden yellow scene showing an angel watching over the sleeping child, who, having named her fears, can now sleep soundly.

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Peeking out windows and under beds, they list two dragons, three witches and more: ""Who can you see in the closet tonight?/ I can see eight ghosts in the pale moonlight."" Though a view of pointy hats through the window hints at the three witches to follow, and eight shirts hanging in a closet f...

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Once the "nightmare monsters" -- including bats, goblins, and witches -- are located and accounted for, the child (and yours) can rest, knowing that goodness (in the form of angels, and her mother) is all around, keeping the sleeping child safe from harm.

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