Black and Bittern Was Night

Kids Can Press, 2010
Written by Robert Heidbreder

This Dylan Thomas-Dr. Seuss-Lewis Carroll love child has the power to enrapture …”— Kirkus Reviews

“Author and illustrator match wits in this cheeky and sophisticated readaloud that imagines the ultimate in Halloween skullduggery.”— Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“This verse is a delight to readers, an aural and visual exercise for fluency and comprehension with a catchy rhythm occasionally reminiscent of The Night Before Christmas.” — School Library Journal

“Both reader and listener will be, at turns, mystified, perplexed, and stumped, but with the help of the appealing (and, thankfully, more traditional!) cartoonish illustrations, they should be captivated enough to make it to the satisfying end. Don’t be one of the “splooked-out tall-bigs”—try it out.” — Booklist

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