How to Make a Night

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HarperCollins, Oct 1, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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Have you had a bad day?

Have things been zooming out of control from the moment you set your feet on the floor this morning?

Are you ready for the day to be over?

No problem! Just follow these instructions on how to make a night:

Find a rope. Make a loop.
Let it loose in space.
Catch the sun. Pull it down.
Find a safe, dark place.

Peel the blue from the sky.
Squirt some dye in a sink.
Dunk the blue in the dye
'til it's black like ink.

In this fantastic bedtime tale, a hectic day is put to bed, and a peaceful starry night fills the sky so everyone can rest. Linda Ashman and Tricia Tusa have created a magical world in which the sun and the moon cooperate with a resourceful young girl who is ready to put her busy day behind her and settle down to a good night's sleep -- so she can wake up to another exciting day tomorrow!

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In this captivating collaboration, a capable-looking lass takes charge when it's time to clean up the day's household wrack—"Train skipped the track. / Cat spilled the juice. / Cake's on the floor ... Read full review

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User Review  - dangerlibearian - LibraryThing

Not such a good read aloud, alittle busy and odd-pulling down the sun/dying the sky/painting the stars. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Linda Ashman is the author of a number of picture books, including "The Essential Worldwide Monster Guide", illustrated by David Small; "Babies on the Go", illustrated by Jane Dyer; and "Sailing off to Sleep", illustrated by Susan Winter. She and her family live in Denver, Colorado.

Tricia Tusa is the beloved illustrator of many books for children, including the ALA Notable Children's Book "Fred Stays with Me!" by Nancy Coffelt.

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