The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara

The Midnight Library

I wanted to publish this 200th blog post of 2014 at 11:59 tonight.  However, there’s no guarantee I’ll still be a awake.  And I’ve worked so hard to publish two hundred posts in one year.  It’s appropriate I end the year with a book about midnight and a library.

The Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara – “Pay a visit to the Midnight Library where you can snuggle up for a nighttime story. There is a little library that only opens at night. In the library there is a little librarian—and her three assistant owls—who helps everyone find the perfect book. The library is always peaceful and quiet . . . until one night when some of the animals stir up a little trouble (and a little fun!)”

Why should you read this book?
It’s about a library with all it’s fun and drama.  Music playing squirrels, crying wolves, slow moving tortoises.  In my library world, the musicians are not squirrels.  They are invited to perform.  The crying wolves are toddlers.  The slow moving tortoises are the people who insist the library is open until 9 p.m. on Fridays.  I adore Kazuno Kohara’s illustrations.  This time she uses a trichromatic color scheme.  (Yes, I made up the word.)  Most of the illustrations are black and gold.  However, the books and a few other objects are a lovely blue.  The blue I wanted to paint my old house.  It made me smile when I saw the new owner painted it exactly how I wanted.

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