The Blue Hour

The Blue Hour

Book - 2017
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Animals, birds, and even flowers of blue hues color their landscapes, from the Arctic to the jungle, as they enjoy a moment of peace in the hour between day and night.
Publisher: Grand Rapids MI :, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers,, 2017.
ISBN: 9780802854889
Branch Call Number: E FICTION Simler Isabelle 06/2017
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,34 cm
Alternative Title: Heure bleue


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The illustrations are gorgeous and many of the lines are both simple and descriptive. For example, I love the line "A blue fox slips through the arctic cold." Occasionally, Simler gets a little carried away with the big words - vulturine guineafowl comes to mind. The illustrations are a... Read More »

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ElizF Dec 15, 2017

A sweet story with beautiful illustrations. Great for one on one reading, especially at bedtime.

Oct 26, 2017

This book is exquisite.
I have already bought it as a gift for a nephew. I will buy others.
As well as the absolutely stunning illustrations this book gives children a sense of that time between the sun setting and the full night arriving. As you page through the book the light is gradually fading, so that by the last page it is night.
To me, it is that sense of a time of day which will lead children to a greater sense of the days around them, the changing time and also the seasons. That is the story of the book.
The artful depiction of the creatures depicted on the pages are a wonderful bonus.

Sep 20, 2017

Wow, what gorgeous artwork! A beautiful before-bed story and an awesome way to learn about different kinds of animals (and the colour blue!) I want to buy this book for my kids someday! Magical!


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