Emberly, Barbara and Ed. 2008. Night's Nice. New York: Little Brown.
I have just discovered this reprint of Night's Nice, first published in 1962. It's a bright, colorful and rhyming romp through all of the reasons why night is nice,
And yellow-eyed cats
All think night's nice
And of course
So do bats."
Illustrated by Ed Emberly in gouache and ink, in his now-classic style, (I love his drawing books!) the light-hearted illustrations manage to evoke evening, while still offering a riot of color. A perfect book to read before going to bed,
"So hop into bed,
Turn over thrice
And whisper this softly:
Night's nice, night's nice, night's nice."