Here Comes the Sun
While all the other animals sleep through the night, Little Owl has work to do – she needs to blow the stars out one by one to make way for morning. A reassuring picture book that will have little ones ready for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Illustrated by Migy Blanco.
Published by Nosy Crow on 2nd March 2017 - click here to for the publishing page
Here Comes the Sun featured on CBeebies as a Bedtime Story, read by George Ezra, on 1st June2018! He read it superbly! I’m a big fan of George’s, so you could say I was in Paradise!
You can catch it here, via Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygmPn9xFQ_M
Cheers CBeebies and thank you George for a lovely reading!
'With beautiful illustration by the hugely successful Migy Blanco and a rhyming text by Karl Newson that rolls off the tongue, this book follows little owl on a magical, shooting star filled day (or should we say night). As all the other animals settle down to sleep, little owl swoops around the sky, blowing the stars out so it’s all dark, until the sun arrives and it’s morning… but for one little owl it’s time for bed.'
Here's a little look inside the book... we meet Little Owl at dusk and follow her around the world as she blows out each and every star in the sky... but wait! Oh no! A shooting star! Will Little Owl catch it in time for the morning sun?
'This is by far my favourite bedtime story for the little ones at the moment. It's a sweet, calming and fun book with gorgeous illustrations to match. That perfect book before bed.' Bookish Kidz
'Superbly somnolent sounding, Karl Newson’s gentle tale has just the right ingredients for a bedtime read aloud: a languid rhyme with repeated refrains, and a hypnotic rhythm; and I love the whole notion of blowing out the stars.
Migy Blanco’s captivating animal characters stand out beautifully against the inky night skies and the landscapes.' Jill Bennett's Red Read Hub
Click the 'Behind the Book' image below for a Q&A with Migy and Karl...
DID YOU KNOW? The Owl Cluster is a real constellation of stars in the night sky. You can spot it with binoculars or a telescope. A real life Little Owl!
Here are some Here Comes the Sun activity sheets, full of fun things to do, from dot to dot to colouring in, to drawing your own star constellations! Have fun!