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Read what our panel thought of The Usborne Book of Night Time, published by Usborne Children’s Books
We loved reading this Usborne book and learning what goes on while we are in bed asleep. Our favourite bits were learning about how new sea corals are made and how the northern lights are made! We also enjoyed the way the book is set out in a fun way with lots to look at and discover, As always a quality book from Usborne; from the pictures to the text, and I loved the way it encourages my child to read. Laura and Ruby Jo, 6
This is a great book with the usual writing and illustration quality you come to expect from Usborne books. Both educational and fun, it explores our world both the natural one as well as city life through the night. It provides lots of opportunities for questions about our surroundings. It is also broken down in to short, self contained chapters so you could read it as a whole or pick and choose. My daughter loved reading this book. Stella and Lola, 5
For children who are struggling with being ‘afraid of the dark’, this is an interesting and ultimately reassuring book about the things which happen once they are safely tucked up in bed. Oscar thought that if you were afraid of the dark, then this might reassure ‘scared children’,
Each chapter deals with a separate aspect of ‘night time’, such as what happens in the British countryside, different global cities and the Australian outback. My boys, Oscar and Stanley, aged six and four, were particularly enthralled by the pages about the nocturnal animals who emerge from their daytime hiding places each night and learning about the ships and trains which carry cargo whilst the rest of the world is sleeping.
Favourite pages were the ones at the beginning which explained about how it was night in some parts of the world, compared to others. We have grandparents in Australia, so this was personally of interest to them both. Each page is beautifully illustrated with a wide range of facts to interest the young reader, meaning you can ‘dip into’ the most relevant facts for your own children to enjoy. Engaging and informative, I would recommend this book for informative bedtime reading. Sarah, Oscar aged 6 and Stanley, 4
Thank you to our panel of reviewers; Sarah, Oscar and Stanley, Laura and Ruby Jo and Stella and Lola. Thank you to Usborne for supplying our panel with great kid’s books to review. You can find The Usborne Book of Night Time illustrated by Bonnie Pang on sale on the Usborne Children’s Books website to add to your child’s library!