Tag: night

  • Glow Worms And Fireflies In Art And Illustration

    Glow Worms And Fireflies In Art And Illustration

    Fireflies are especially popular in East Asian art. All sorts of bright flecks can add interest to a painting.

  • Writing Activity: Describe A Street At Night

    Writing Activity: Describe A Street At Night

    A MIDLAND TWILIGHT The cloud-plumed afternoon has flown along the household street, Leaf-shadows flicker. Freshly strown, the sprays whir. Far and fleet, Hushed, furtive footsteps dodge and creep, and hunting voices call, “I spy,” and “One, two, three for you,” around the street’s still hall. The little winds of twilight blow. Upon the hop-scotch chaclk, […]

  • Moon Symbolism In Storytelling

    Moon Symbolism In Storytelling

    OVERSIZED MOONS There is a rule that moons in picture books must be bigger than the look in real life, from anywhere on Earth. I didn’t fully realise this was a rule until a beta reader for Midnight Feast asked me why my moon was so small. In fact, the moon was the ‘correct’ size,…

  • The Dark by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen Analysis

    The Dark by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen Analysis

    The Dark is a picture book written by Daniel Handler, illustrated by Jon Klassen. A boy faces his fear of the dark in an archetypal dream house. WHAT HAPPENS IN THE DARK? Shortcoming/Need Psychological Shortcoming: “Laszlo was afraid of the dark.” In children’s books, characters don’t need a moral shortcoming. (In other words, a child character…

  • Bears In The Night by Stan and Jan Berenstain Analysis

    Bears In The Night by Stan and Jan Berenstain Analysis

    Anyone who has helped an emergent reader with assigned readers knows the difference between an interesting early reader and a ‘slog’. Bears In The Night by the Berenstains is an early reader with a focus on positional words. This book is an example of a successful early reader because the story is engaging and children will want to return to its fun creepiness over and over. This is achieved by:

  • Illustrating The Dark

    Illustrating The Dark

    I’m interested in all the different ways artists show a viewer darkness, when in reality, night is the absence of light.