Saturday, July 19, 2008

The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson

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Illustrated by Beth Krommes

Abstract: Illustrations and easy-to-read text explore the light that makes a house in the night a home filled with light.

Houghton Mifflin, 2008

5 comments:

linette said...

I love the way important elements of the scenes are done in yellow so that they show up well. It really gives a sense of how the house is a source of light, as well as the moon.

art4jewel said...

The illustrations for The House in the Night are very engaging. They seem to get more complex and interesting the more times you look through them.

The yellow also adds a lot to the story as it goes long.

I would love to use this in the classroom as an example of texture, pattern, and use of color in art work.

Megan S. TUFW said...

Beautiful! What a work of art! The highlighting of key pieces in the book was a great way to draw the eye of the reader and keep them involved in the story. The text and the words work together flawlessly. What a beautifully done book.

Holly B said...

The contrasting black, white, and golden colors makes this book truly unique. The golden accents catch the readers attention and help certain pictures stand out more, especially the items mentioned in the story.

I enjoyed the poetic nature of the story along with its circular simplicity. The story is easy enough that children would feel capable of writing their own poetry.

Anonymous said...

Jamie at TUFW: I liked how this book was so simply written. The simple text enables the reader to take the lovely illistrations in as they read them. The main objects were done in yellow so they would show up better and that seemed to give the illusion that there was light in the house.Jamie at TUFW: I liked how this book was so simply written. The simple text enables the reader to take the lovely illistrations in as they read them. The main objects were done in yellow so they would show up better and that seemed to give the illusion that there was light in the house.