I heard my mother call my name and I know I should go in, but it is summer and dusk and beautiful. So begins Nancy Hundal’s first book, an evocotive prose poem that has us share intimately the images and sensations of a child’s view of dusk falling on a neighborhood. The sense of quiet contentment and reluctance to leave the magical, peaceful twilight time makes this a wonderful “end of day” book children, full of nostalgia for adults.
Adding to the tender, lyrical writing are Laura Fernandez’s luminous illustrations, which bring those images to life. This is a lovely book, warm and comforting for a child to read alone or share with someone soothing for – special.