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Good Night, Mr. Night
1997, Gulliver Books/Harcourt Brace
Written and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

Yaccarino sets the midnight blackness of Mr. Night against an intensely and brightly hued landscape. Giant orange and red flowers, rolling green hills and a boy's brightly lit bedroom all make clear that there is nothing ominous about this night walker. As the sun rises, Mr. Night lies down to sleep, and in its comforting cyclical way, the world goes on.

—Chicago Tribune
A magical book that celebrates the quiet mystery, warmth and comfort of nighttime.
—Ginger and Richard's Best of Books for Kids

© Dan Yaccarino