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Wednesday 13 February 2019

Review: Night Walk

A simple night-time walk in the Australian bush becomes a lyrical, meditative journey in this captivating picture book from author/illustrator Alison Binks.

Caspar has been camping in the bush for his holidays, while other people are overseas, including his friend Levi, who is at the seaside.

On the last night, he creeps out of his tent into the moonlight to explore one last time.

A seasoned camper, he follows echidna tracks, discovers a snakeskin, spots a wombat and gazes at the moon.

Caspar is in awe of the quiet beauty that surrounds him and wishes he could share it with his friend. On the other side of the world, we're given a glimpse of that friend who is also exploring the natural world and thinking of her friend.

Gentle and ethereal, this is a story of connection; our connection to the landscape and to each other. Binks' words are full of poetry and wonder, and her illustrations exude a warmth and tranquility that convey a reverence for her subject and draw the reader in to Caspar's world.

This is a beautiful, contemplative book to ignite discussions on mindfulness, connection and an appreciation of the natural world.

Title: Night Walk
Author/Illustrator: Alison Binks
Publisher: Berbay Publishing , $26.99
Publication Date: November 2018
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780994384171
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book