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Before Morning

Cover: 'Before Morning'

Staff Review: "Before Morning" by Joyce Sidman , Beth Krommes

★★★★★

In this beautiful picture book it really is all about the stunning muted scratch-board art by Caldecott award-winning artist Beth Krommes. Spare lyrical text by Newbery Honor winner Joyce Sidman almost sings to us as we get lost in intricate pictures displaying a beautiful overnight snowfall which slowly transforms the morning into a beautiful world of white. Busy daily plans are abandoned for a slow, warm, cozy, comforting snow day at home with family. This beautiful read-aloud picture book depicting an ordinary snowy night and morning in an extraordinary way is meant to be slowly enjoyed as children and adults cozily immerse themselves in this beautifully illustrated world.

Audience: children | Genre: fiction

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