Thursday, November 10, 2016

THE NIGHT GARDENER by The Fan Brothers / Book Review #picturebookmonth

Written and Illustrated by: Eric & Terry Fan
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Released on: February 16th, 2016
Ages: 3 & up
Rating: 5 Owlets - We Loved It!
Purchase from: The Publisher | Amazon | B&N
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A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

In the spirit of Goodnight Moon and The Curious Garden comes a stunning debut picture book filled with whimsy and creativity from brothers Terry and Eric Fan. 

One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear, and each one is more beautiful than the last. Soon, William’s gray little town is full of color and life. And though the mysterious night gardener disappears as suddenly as he appeared, William—and his town—are changed forever. 

With breathtaking illustrations and spare, sweet text, this masterpiece about enjoying the beauty of nature is sure to become an instant classic.

A timeless classic with stunning illustrations! THE NIGHT GARDENER is one of those books you read, and instantly fall in love with it. From the heart warming story, to the stunning illustrations, this book is sure to be an instant classic. The illustrations alone are worth picking up this book. 

This story is proof that one simple act of kindness/doing good, can forever change people. As the Night Gardener sets out each night, under cover of the night itself, he crafts something marvelous in the trees. First it's an owl, then the next night a cat. This continues night after night. His stunning topiaries bring magic, wonder, and a small town together, as they enjoy the beauty given to them by the mysterious Night Gardener. 

This book is easily one of my favorite children's books I've read and reviewed this year. I will be shocked if this debut doesn't win a children's book award. I look forward to reading many more of the Fan Brother's books. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~