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Tuesday 18 October 2016

Review: Midnight Creatures

A Pop-Up Shadow Search? Have you heard of such a thing? Does it not make you to rush for a torch, bring on the night, and hide in a darkened room to discover the creatures inside these pages?

If you're me, the answer to that question is yes!

What absolute fun. A book of full double-page pop up pages with cut-outs that silhouette all manner of animals against the bedroom wall--a fork-marked lemur, a greater mouse-deer, and a nine-banded armadillo are just some of the creatures to be found in the dense, moonlit jungle.
And what about the darkest cave? Shine the light on a cellar glass-snail, a cave angelfish and a spotted-tail salamander. And the moonlit woodland? A red fox, a barn owl and a European badger, to name a few.

This clever book is an interactive treat for little ones, as they shine a torch through precisely-placed shards of cardboard, to form the shapes of a variety of animals. Genius paper engineering and a lot of fun.

Snuggle up with the kids and a torch tonight. Older kids [read: adults!] will love this, too.

Title: Midnight Creatures
Author/Illustrator: Helen Friel
Publisher: Laurence King, $49.95
Publication Date: 18 October 2016
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781780678221
For ages: 1 - 6
Type: Picture Book, Pop-Up Book