Welcome to the night, where mice stir and furry moths flutter. Where snails spiral into shells as orb spiders circle in silk. Where the roots of oak trees recover and repair from their time in the light. Where the porcupette eats delicacies raspberry leaves! and coos and sings.
This collection of poems celebrates the wonder, mystery, and danger of the night, and describes the many things that hide in the dark. Come out to the cool, night wood, and buzz and hoot and howl but do beware of the great horned owl "for it's wild and it's windy way out in the woods!
"Allen's detailed yet moody prints encapsulate the mysteries and magic of the midnight hours. In Sidman's delicious poems, darkness is the norm, and there's nothing to fear but the rising sun." — Publishers Weekly, starred review