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On the night of the shooting star / Amy Hest ; illustrated by Jenni Desmond.

Hest, Amy, author. (Author). Desmond, Jenni, illustrator. (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Climax Public Library E H (Text) 33500012575486 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library E H (Text) 33500012575478 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library E H (Text) 33500012734620 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780763691547
  • ISBN: 0763691542
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Bunny and Dog live on opposite sides of the fence. No one says hello. Or hi. But on the night of the shooting star, two doors open...

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 August #1
    *Starred Review* Though Bunny and Dog have never met, they are neighbors, with a picket fence between Dog's neatly trimmed lawn and Bunny's overgrown yard. They never even say hello, but each peeks at the other's activities throughout the day. Dog knits, eats biscuits, and plays with his ball, while Bunny colors pictures, drinks cocoa, and plants carrots. Late one night, each goes outdoors to look at the sky and decides that the other needs a friend. A shooting star and a shared smile make a connection between them that turns into much more: a shared snack of cocoa and biscuits, followed by an "exceptional" friendship. Hest's spare, quiet text, with just enough well-chosen details to set the scenes and differentiate clearly between Dog and Bunny, leaves plenty of room for the illustrator's imagination. With an air of innocence and spontaneity, Desmond's mixed-media illustrations offer two lovably bashful characters, nicely varied compositions, and night scenes in which familiar things look so different that real change (even friendship) seems magically possible. While many stories about making friends begin with lonely characters yearning for companionship, this picture book introduces two who are content to be alone but find that friendship brings them great happiness. A wonderful read-aloud choice. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Amy Hest is the author of many beloved picture books, including Kiss Good Night, illustrated by Anita Jeram; Charley’s First Night and When Charley Met Grampa, both illustrated by Helen Oxenbury; and Are You Sure, Mother Bear?, illustrated by Lauren Tobia. Amy Hest lives in New York City.

Jenni Desmond is the creator of several picture books, including The Polar Bear, The Blue Whale, and Red Cat Blue Cat. She is also the illustrator of The First Slodge by Jeanne Willis. Jenni Desmond lives in London.

Subject: Animals > Fiction.
Neighbors > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Meteors > Fiction.
Animals > Juvenile fiction.
Neighbors > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Meteors > Juvenile fiction.
Courage > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.
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