Article Title

The Night Box


Karen Abbott


Excellent, Preschool, Primary, Louise Greig, Ashling Lindsay, Bedtime Book, Night, Day, Fantasy, Darkness, Light

Document Type

Book Review


Max notices that the day is tired. It has long shadows and is sinking low in the sky. Everything is slowing down and preparing to rest, even Max. After brushing his teeth, he climbs into bed and says good night to his busy mother. But when the door is closed, Max gets out of bed and opens a box that releases the night and absorbs the day! Max makes some lovely observations about the night. How big it is, how playful, how friendly, until at last when he is exhausted, he climbs into bed. Night itself becomes tired and crawls back into the box, thus setting daylight free again.