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Mama, What is the Night? (English)

Author : Manjula Padmanabhan
Illustrator : Manjula Padmanabhan

“Tell me please: What is The Night?” asks a little girl of the earthworm, the owl, the firefly… Glowing out from the pages, their answers merge into a tapestry of the more mysterious sides of night-time and the curious habits of creatures that come to life in darkness. 

Cup and Blue star.jpg2021: Jarul Book Award

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Age 6+
Specifications 24 pages; 8” x 10”; full colour; soft cover
ISBN 978-93-5046-944-6
First Published 2017
Tags night, night-time animals, darkness, curiosity, nature facts, rhyme

“Tell me please: What is The Night?” asks a little girl of the earthworm, the owl, the firefly… Glowing out from the pages, their answers merge into a tapestry of the more mysterious sides of night-time and the curious habits of creatures that come to life in darkness.
A breathtaking ‘nature facts’ book, in which striking visuals and punny verse illuminate an alternative world where light and sight don’t matter.

Sweet and clever

The premise of the story is sweet and clever, and it serves as an effective vehicle for introducing young readers to nocturnal creatures. Additionally, the story exposes children to the idea of multiple perspectives, which is a cornerstone of learning about empathy. Kirkus review

A luminous picture book!

Author Manjula Padmanabhan uses rhyme and rhythm playfully to engage young readers and make language fun for them. Gorgeous black pages filled with striking illustrations illuminate this nocturnal tale. Goodbooks.in

A young readers' delight

“Younger readers delight in this kind of interaction with a book: it will reveal its secrets with each subsequent re-reading.” — Priyanka Bhattacharya, The Book Review, November 2018

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Mama, What is the Night? (English)

Mama, What is the Night? (English)

“Tell me please: What is The Night?” asks a little girl of the earthworm, the owl, the firefly… Glowing out from the pages, their answers merge into a tapestry of the more mysterious sides of night-time and the curious habits of creatures that come to life in darkness. 

Cup and Blue star.jpg2021: Jarul Book Award

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