The Way Home in the Night Writ­ten and il­lus­trated by Akiko Miyakoshi (Kids Can, 32 pages, $18.95, ages 3-7)

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A young rab­bit is car­ried by its mother, go­ing home through the dark ur­ban streets. En route, the bunny glimpses an­i­mal neigh­bours through their lighted win­dows. A book­shop owner is clos­ing up; a goat is an­swer­ing the tele­phone; a sheep takes a pie from the oven; a cou­ple says good­bye to one an­other. Fi­nally tucked into bed, the bunny lies in the dark and won­ders: what are they all do­ing now? Miyakoshi’s shaded char­coal il­lus­tra­tions bring us right into the quiet shad­ows of the night streets. Highly at­mo­spheric, quiet and dream-like, this is an ex­cel­lent go­ing-to-bed book.

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