Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The Midnight Fair

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Book Review - The Midnight Fair

The Midnight Fair

About the Book

As darkness falls on the fairgrounds, the animals venture out of the woods for one magical, memorable night! An exhilarating wordless picture book.

Far from the city, but not quite the countryside, lies a fairground. When night comes and the fair is empty, something unexpected happens. Wild animals emerge from the forest, a brave raccoon pulls a lever, and the roller coasters and rides explode back into bright, neon life. It’s time for the woodland creatures to head to the fair! In a gorgeous wordless picture book, author Gideon Sterer and illustrator Mariachiara Di Giorgio offer an exuberant take on what animals are up to when humans are asleep. Suffused with color and light, the panel illustrations celebrate the inherent humor and joy in deer flying by on chair-swings, a bear winning a stuffed bear, three weasels carrying a soft pretzel, and a badger driving a bumper car. With thrills both spectacular and subtle, Midnight Fair will have readers punching their tickets again and again to revel in this fantastic nocturnal world.

My Take on the Book
This is a beautiful book. The illustrations leap off the page and you will be transported from beginning to end into the action and world of the fairground. While the book is wordless, the illustrations alone let you or your child the story in their own way. You will love to see how the animals make the fairground their home away from home. This is an amazing book that you will want to read over and over again!

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