cover image Silent Night

Silent Night

Juliet Groom, illus. by Tim Warnes, Good Books, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-56148-697-7

All is calm and all is bright in this moonlit picture book only loosely based on the traditional Christmas carol. Readers will take a shine to the irrepressibly sweet bear and cub who joyfully discover and appreciate the wonders of nature in their midst, as well as their own special bond on the holy night when "A child is born, and heaven's gift brings... hope for all the world." Warnes's inky blue and purple skies are evocative of the quiet majesty the text describes. Ages 3–7. (Oct.)