Nighttime Symphony

TIMBALAND with . illus. by Christopher Myers & Kaa Illustration. 32p. S. & S./Atheneum. May 2019. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781442412088.
PreS–As a storm rages outside, a Black father soothes his young son by helping him to find beauty in the sounds of the storm. In this charming poem, Timbaland, Myers, and Kaa Illustration join forces to bring the music of the night to life. Full-page spreads of rich, digitally rendered illustrations mix harmoniously with the lyrical groove of the tapping of rain, rolling thunder, and honking cars create a treat for readers' eyes and ears. This book could help temper the anxieties of children who are afraid of stormy weather or it could be paired with Wendy Cheyette Lewison's Raindrop, Plop! for a lovely rain-themed storytime.
VERDICT Beautiful illustrations and a soothing lullaby make this a solid purchase for school and public libraries.

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