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A bedtime book in the vein of Everywhere Babies, Harold and Purple Crayon, and In the Night Kitchen, THE NIGHT PARADE is a dreamworthy story.Have you ever wondered what happens at night while mothers and fathers lie sleeping?Children wake up. They climb out of their beds some crawling, some running, some leaping.As the moon shines down they escape into townTo the Night ParA bedtime book in the vein of Everywhere Babies, Harold and Purple Crayon, and In the Night Kitchen, THE NIGHT PARADE is a dreamworthy story.Have you ever wondered what happens at night while mothers and fathers lie sleeping?Children wake up. They climb out of their beds some crawling, some running, some leaping.As the moon shines down they escape into townTo the Night Parade they go sneaking...THE NIGHT PARADE is a goodnight book filled with the whimsical wilderness of children's imaginations just before they fall asleep. Written by first time author, Lily Roscoe, and illustrated by bestselling illustrator, David Walker, THE NIGHT PARADE is a truly dreamworthy read-aloud....

Title : The Night Parade
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ISBN : 9780545396233
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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The Night Parade Reviews

  • Emilee
    2019-03-15 09:08

    I didn't like the premise for this little story book. My class didn't stay with it either. They seemed to lose interest. I teach three year olds.

  • Amanda Suiter
    2019-02-24 09:01

    Roscoe, L., & Walker, D. (2014). The Night Parade. New York: Orchard Books.Have you ever wondered what happens at night while mothers and fathers lie sleeping? Well in the Night Parade, the children take off in a wild adventure! The children escape into the night with no adults around. They do things from making sand castles by the lake to ringing bells and stomping their feet. Hopefully the parents won't awake to such ruckus! Atlas the children get tired and are ready for sleep, but will they make it back to their beds?I would use the Bloom's Taxonomy level 6. Creating. I would ask the children, "How could you change the plot?" Would the children make it home to their beds, or would the parents be awoken by all the ruckus and noise? Would they stay up all night long and be too tired for school, or would some fall asleep where they were playing? Or maybe I would ask what they would be if they were able to have a Night Parade. I would have the kids rewrite their new plot to the story and sure them with the class.

  • S Farneth
    2019-02-26 03:19

    The Night Parade is a warm and soothing good night tale for little ones told in rhyme. “Have you ever wondered what happens at night while mothers and fathers lie sleeping?” The narrator has a wonderful imaginative view of what children do when their parents go to bed. The little ones wake up and go sneaking into town to dance under the stars, sing songs, and make sweet treats for the moon. The fun doesn’t end there; they play games in the dark, build castles, and have marching band parades. And finally they read books – mountains of books, with mystical tales about all those wonderful things that children love. But just like all good books and stories read before bedtime, the little ones get sleepy and head for home, crawl into bed and say good night to the moon.This easily read story will be a night time favorite to be read over and over whether before bed or any time at all.

  • The Library Lady
    2019-02-28 04:22

    If I could give this 4.5 or 4.75, I would. This is reminiscent of the poetry of A.A. Milne,Robert Lewis Stevenson, and other timeless authors. There is lilt and flow and charm here, and a rhythm that begs to be read aloud. The art is the sort of squidgy cute/ugly baby faces with minimal features that all look alike. But they do have great variation in hair and skin tones, which should please the Kirkus Review set, and they ARE cute, with lots of action filled pictures. A winner that will probably be passed over by the hipster crowd, but that parents and librarians should embrace.

  • Barbara
    2019-03-19 07:17

    While their parents slumber unaware in their own beds, their children slip out into the night and join a parade filled with other children. In rhyming text this picture book describes all the things they end up doing, such as making cakes, playing music, putting on costumes, and reading "mountains of books" (unpaged) before returning home to sleep. No wonder they're tired in the morning. All the nighttime activities are sweet and innocent, and the watercolor and ink illustrations fill each page with humorous images, including a dog licking the frosting from a cupcake offered to it by a generous child. This one is a sort of calmer, gentler Where the Wild Things Are since it is filled with so much imaginative play.

  • Becky
    2019-03-08 06:10

    The Night Parade is a silly, imaginative book. Roscoe has created a "secret world" of sorts where children nightly sneak out of their houses and do amazing things with other children. Things like make cakes for the moon, turn somersaults in the park, dress up in costumes, tell mermaid stories, etc. They also read LOTS AND LOTS of books. By morning, all children will be safely back in their beds.This one was okay. I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. The children are super-active, super-creative. The illustrations match the playfulness of the text. My favorite page was probably of the children marching by in their costumes. Even the moon is dressed up. Then again, I also liked the idea of all those cakes and all that frosting.

  • Kimberly Yelick
    2019-02-24 07:09

    This is a great book of imagining what happens when mothers and fathers go to sleep and the kids go on parade. Making cake for the moon, warring costumes, and telling magical tales. What could be more fun than that? This would be a great Pre-K book to read before quite time in the classroom.To engage the kids after reading The Night Parade, the teacher could ask the students to name two of the animals the kids on parade where dressed as. You could also ask the student what they thought the most exciting part of the parade was.Roscoe, L., & Walker, D. (2014). The night parade. New York: Orchard Books.

  • Dina
    2019-03-10 10:03

    I won this in a Goodreads giveaway for a honest review.Me and my kids really enjoyed this book, we loved the story and the colorful illustrations. I liked that it was easy for my kids to understand. It was easy to read without it being complicated rhyme.It was not a long story but long enough to tell the story of the night parade. My youngest was able to identify the characters, which I like. My kids loved the colorful pictures of the moon, kids, & the dog. My oldest will be re-reading it so that she can post a review as well. We are so glad that we got picked to review this book. Thank-You!

  • Glenda
    2019-03-14 03:07

    The theme of imagination coming to life draws me to this delightful picture book. My husband and I often discuss the roaming adventures of our two dogs, whom we envision frolicking as we sleep. Many of my own best ideas germinate during sleep. "Have you ever been to the Night Parade where children read mountains of books? They circle around, falling soft to the ground, nestling closely to have a good look."Indeed, each night I'm comforted by reading and rocked to sleep in the arms of a good book.

  • James Mertz
    2019-03-13 04:27

    I recieved this book from goodreads first reads. This was a fun read with my 2 boys that all of us enjoyed. It has a good flow to it with illustrations that my kids enjoyed. It had my 8 year old talking and thinking about what he would do on his own night parade. It had elements of adventure and having fun with your friends and i really liked the mentioning dressing in costumes like trick or treating and walking two by two showing kids to be safe in an indirect fun way. This book went in the favorite bedtime books bin definitely worth while picking up for your little ones

  • Denise
    2019-02-28 03:20

    What a wonderful tale of adventure. The text is so lyrical this book screams to be read aloud! Roscoe spins a tale of children gathering at night to play, read and sing. Walker's ink and watercolor illustrations are a perfect compliment. This is a must for storytime in public libraries and at home. Readers and their little ones can have a night parade of their own complete with pajamas, songs, stories and dancing. I highly recommend for purchase.

  • Caryn Caldwell
    2019-03-04 03:10

    What happens every night while moms and dads sleep? Kids rise from their beds and join the Night Parade, a fanciful journey that includes skipping through the streets, making cakes for the moon, and telling magical tales. This is a fun bedtime book, and the illustrations are adorable. If one's shelves aren't already filled with sleepytime stories, this would be a nice addition.

  • Kelly
    2019-03-11 06:10

    My daughter and I enjoyed this bedtime story. The illustrations are beautiful -- bright and colorful, perfectly matching the fun and playful story. I loved the premise of the children's secret world coming alive when all the adults are sleeping. This will be a book we return to time and time again!

  • BeenBunz
    2019-03-08 11:19

    My daughters loved the book!!! The moment they saw the cover they were mesmerized. You don't even know how difficult Every time my husband turned the page they were like "What are the boys and girls going to do?!?!?!?" It has been two days since, and they've been asking for the same book before bed. My kids give the book a "Two-Thumbs Up" each.

  • Erika Edwards
    2019-02-20 08:09

    I have won this book free through Goodreads First Reads. It is a lovely book with a nicely designed cover and high quality construction. The illustrations are cute and engaging. The text kept my daughter entertained with the perfect length and clever rhymes. This is one we will read often at bedtime.

  • Vicki
    2019-03-09 10:01

    A very imaginative story about what happens when moms and dads are asleep. The idea reminds of the book "Snowmen at Night". I kept thinking when reading this book, would this encourage children to think about getting up in the night??Also I was a bit of a sleepwalker as a child and kept thinking is this what I did?The illustrations seem whimsical and child-like and friendly.

  • Laura shavers
    2019-03-05 06:09

    I got this through a Goodreads giveaway. Any youth books we get is a loved addition to our night time reading collection. There is no such thing as too many books to read to my 5 year old. Cute book:) I used this as our bedtime story tonight. I am passing this on to my son's Kindergarten teacher so it gets more usage.

  • Chrystina
    2019-02-19 04:09

    This is a picture book for grades K-2. This book is about a group of kids that parade around in the night. They skip, sing, dance and read together. I think kids would really enjoy this book. I really enjoyed, it had a really cute concept that is different and fun for kids. I also really enjoyed the illustrations.

  • Kristina
    2019-03-05 10:23

    this was an ok book. my children seemed to like it. I thought it was kinda creepy that the kids all snuck out of the house in the middle of the night. I warned my kids that if they snuck out in the middle of the night they would be in big trouble.

  • Amy
    2019-02-24 03:15

    Children engage in a rhythmic and magical romp through the night. They sing, build castles, dance, paint, tell stories, and all sorts of imaginative activities. Sweet and fun. I bet kids would have fun telling you all about the things they do at night while their grown ups are sleeping.

  • Monica
    2019-03-09 02:58

    This rhythmic story tells of what the children do when their families are sleeping. It is whimsical with colorful illustrations that will enchant children and adults alike.

  • Paras
    2019-03-11 09:00

    Great book for children. My niece loves it!

  • Stephanie Fujii
    2019-03-07 10:04

    Terrible rhyme scheme.

  • Jillian Heise
    2019-03-14 10:26

    Cute, rhyming book that imagines what the kids might be doing while the parents are asleep. Lulled my youngest niece to sleep when I was reading it-good bedtime story. :)

  • Reader50
    2019-02-23 07:21

    A book with colorful pictures of children's adventures when their parents go to sleep. Nice fantasy with colorful illustrations.

  • Ruth Ann
    2019-03-20 07:14

    Charming illustrations and a cheerful cadence make this picture book about what happens after bedtime stories are over fun to read!

  • Ama
    2019-03-13 06:15

    Love the illustrations.

  • Mary
    2019-02-20 07:22

    This is an adorable story to read aloud to children because of its rhyming and sing-songy nature. Fun and charming, adults and young children will enjoy reading this story again and again.

  • Melissa
    2019-02-28 09:09

    Meh. A ho-hum story about children (who look like toddlers) taking over the town for a night parade...

  • Kimberly Silva Ortiz
    2019-03-06 07:14

    My daughter loves this book! She's always picking it up and giving the book for me to read. I just love that she loves books as much as I do.