cover image How About a Night Out?

How About a Night Out?

Sam Williams, illus. by Matt Hunt. Boxer, $17.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-912757-14-5

“City cats, like city lights,/ Come out to play on city nights.” Williams and Hunt depict the nocturnal lives of urban felines in this jazzy rhyming story. Beneath a flat black night sky sparkling with yellow stars, a crew of cool cats “creep about.../ and sneak about,” appearing to have the run of things. In city scenes mostly devoid of humans, the sleek subjects sneak around a subway entrance, spin on a playground carousel, “swoon/ to the moon” atop a roof, and generally “have a night to sing about” that’s written in lively rhyme. Hunt’s illustrations move across a cityscape with the energy of his curious, prowling subjects. When day breaks, the kitties finally head home to catch some much-needed Zzzs, offering readers a break-of-day bedtime story for young nighttime dreamers. Ages 3–6. [em](Oct.) [/em]