What Color Is Night? (Hardcover)

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This book is the BEST new picture book around. Grant Snider is, of course, a favorite here at Watermark and his illustrations perfectly capture the magic of the night for children (and adults!) of all ages. I know I'll be getting a copy for all the kiddos on my holiday list this year! 

BONUS: Grant will be here on Tuesday, Nov. 5 for a special reading and signing of his new book. So, be sure to come in and get a copy personalized for someone special! 

— Lauren Messamore


Look closer. Grant Snider's beautiful debut picture book explores the wonders—and colors—of nighttime. For night is not just black and white. Ending in colors yet unseen, and a night of sweet dreams, this lilting lullaby is sure to comfort those drifting off to sleep. With luminous art as spare and glowing as the moon, and lyrical text that reads like a friend leading the way through the wilderness, What Color Is Night? is a rich and timeless look at a topic of endless fascination, and a perfect bedtime read-aloud.

About the Author

Grant Snider is an orthodontist by day and an author and artist of comics and picture books by night. He lives in Wichita, Kansas.

Praise For…

"[A]n evocative picture book that urges young viewers to 'look closer' at the night. And though it is the striking art that may rivet a child audience's attention, the text, with its soothing rhythms and strong near-rhymes full of rich long vowels ('road' / 'glow'), is an equal partner."-Horn Book Magazine

"'Look closer,' this gentle bedtime book encourages. While nighttime might seem to be only black and white, there is color to see everywhere. An orthodontist by day and a cartoonist by night, [Grant Snider] clearly understands the promise that lies on the other side of sunset."— The New York Times

"If you think the night is black, think again. Snider's elegant nocturnal idyll explores the many colors visible to those who 'look closer.' [What Color is Night?] will have young readers hoping to stay up for a glimpse of 'colors unseen.'" — Kirkus Reviews

"Snider helps children (and adults) look beyond the darkness and see the beautiful colors that appear in the night. [What Color is Night?] opens children's eyes and minds to things they don't often think about and offers endless possibilities for exploration." — School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452179926
ISBN-10: 1452179921
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: November 5th, 2019
Pages: 44
Language: English