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Nocturne
By (author): Isol
9781554981793 Hardcover, Picture book English Juvenile: Grade (US) to K, Reading age to 4 JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams Sep 01, 2012
$17.95 CAD
Active 6.5 x 9.05 in 32 pages full color illustrations Groundwood Books Ltd Groundwood Books
 
Astrid Lindgren Prize 2013, Long-listed

A boring dream is a waste of a night! Nocturne: Dream Recipes offers the solution. Anyone can use this witty book with glow-in-the-dark pictures to inspire nights of wonderful dreams.

Nocturne: Dream Recipes is a unique bedtime book that hints at the magic inherent in dreaming. Twelve glow-in-the-dark pictures present possible inspirations for a night in which the hidden world becomes visible. Just choose a dream from among the pictures and descriptions in the book, and then turn off the light to see a surprising glow-in-the-dark image. Included are dreams such as the dream of going far away, the dream of the cat who smelled the tuna casserole, and even the drawn dream (which children can create themselves).

Once again Isol’s extraordinary creativity and humor have produced a truly wonderful, very original book.

Isol is an Argentine author and illustrator of children’s books with a passion for comic book artistry, literature and the visual arts. She has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Award, has been selected twice as a finalist for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and has won a Golden Apple at the Biennial of Illustration, Bratislava. Her delightful leporello, Tener un patito es util / It’s Useful to Have a Duck, was chosen by AIGA as one of its "50 Books/50 Covers" for concept and design, and it was also named one of "Los mejores libros para niños y jóvenes 2008" (The best books for children and youth 2008) by Venezuela’s Banco del Libro. She has also written and illustrated Petit, the Monster and Beautiful Griselda, and she has illustrated Doggy Slippers by Jorge Luján. Her books are highly acclaimed by reviewers and have been published in Argentina, Mexico, Spain, France, Canada and the US. Isol is also an advertising illustrator, a professional singer and a comic book writer. She lives in Buenos Aires.

Isol provides fodder for sweet (and sometimes not-so-sweet) dreams in a beguiling book built around glow-in-the-dark technology. - Publishers Weekly

... Nocturne is another brilliant example of the highly imaginative and engaging nature of Isol's work in children's literature (and is another strong example of why her work has been nominated twice for the international Hans Christian Anderson Award for children's literature) - Keith McPherson, CM

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