The Night Lion


Product Details

$17.95  $16.51
Pajama Press
Publish Date
8.2 X 0.6 X 9.2 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Sanne Dufft is a children's book illustrator and former art therapist. She lives in Germany with her family.


Praise for The Night Lion

2018 Foreword INDIES: Picture Book Award finalist

2018 Resource Links "The Year's Best" selection

β˜… STARRED REVIEW "Creative illustrations use light and shadow to explore tumultuous emotions as the lion chases fears away alongside Morgan..."--Foreword Reviews Starred Review

"[T]his picture book tells a story with universal appeal, particularly for children with night fears. The text reads aloud well, while the handsome watercolor artwork transforms elements of Morgan's daytime experiences within the dream sequences....A reassuring picture book."--Booklist

"The final spread of Morgan confidently raising his sword echoes Sendak's Max as king of the wild things. A comforting, enabling, picture-perfect bedtime read."--Kirkus Reviews

"The watercolor and pencil drawings are beautiful and comforting in calming blue and gray hues...A first purchase for any parenting collection that includes books about sleep issues..."--School Library Journal

"The soothing repetition of the text's beginning and end and the charming warmth of Dufft's watercolour and pencil illustrations should make this a storytime staple within the home. In fact, I can't emphasize how lovely Dufft's artwork is bringing to mind the styles of Tomie dePaola, Maurice Sendak, Janet Ahlberg, and Shirley Hughes, but with a sensibility and sweetness that's all her own. The book as a physical object is also comforting, with padded covers, and endpapers featuring a star-studded sky, all thoughtful elements that create a perfect lap book for bedtime."--CM Magazine

"The clever illustrations are beautifully rendered in water colour and enhance the dreamlike intrepid tone of the story. The picture of Morgan asleep with the full grown lion is especially irresistible. The comforting story encourages young children suffering from nightmares to conquer their fears."--Resource Links Magazine

"The soft hazy amber tones of the illustrations perfectly enhance Morgan's playful antics and night-flight fantasy. Morgan and his storyline are both reminiscent of Sendak's infamous Max. A wonderful selection for children suffering from nighttime fears. Recommended."--School Library Connection

"Beautiful full-page watercolor illustrations perfectly accompany this tale of a child conquering his/her fears."--Youth Services Book Review

"The Night Lion by German author and artist Sanne Dufft should make any child who has problems sleeping at night feel easier."--Winnipeg Free Press

"[A] beautiful book with wonderful illustrations....I hope to read this story over and over..."--BookTime