Boxer Books

How About a Night Out?

By Sam Williams (Author), Matt Hunt (Illustrator)


Format Hardcover Picture Book


How About a Night Out?

by Sam Williams, Matt Hunt



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
In rollicking rhyme, an adventurous kitty invites his friends for a nighttime romp in the busy city.

We’ll swoon to the moon
If the moon is out.
We’ll have a night
To sing about.

City cats like city lights—so when the night falls and the moon rises, it’s time for them to walk about and creep about and sneak about! Prowl with them down dark streets and up walls, watching weaving cars, moving people, and maybe even a hooting owl. This fabulous and fun rhyming story features wonderful graphic illustrations by popular new artist Matt Hunt!
“Join a city cat on a vibrant nocturnal adventure. . . . Told in catchy couplets, the poem catalogs the cat's nighttime excursion through the urban environment, whether it's meeting other feline friends to ‘catercall upon the wall’ or starting a rollicking prowl for owls and pigeons. . . . With wild, round goldenrod-colored eyes, a sleek striped body, and bottlebrush tail, the partying kitty gleams against the deep-black night sky and bustling cityscapes. Flat colors reminiscent of Ezra Jack Keats' palette allow the lit windows and cat silhouettes to shine, and the large-headed, sly-looking cats that move fluidly across the pages are perfectly matched to the playful rhythm. . . . the art and the cat's joie de vivre are enticing.” —Kirkus

“Williams and Hunt depict the nocturnal lives of urban felines in this jazzy rhyming story. Beneath a flat black night sky sparkling with yellow stars, a crew of cool cats ‘creep about.../ and sneak about,’ appearing to have the run of things. In city scenes mostly devoid of humans, the sleek subjects sneak around a subway entrance, spin on a playground carousel, ‘swoon/ to the moon’ atop a roof, and generally ‘have a night to sing about’ that’s written in lively rhyme. Hunt’s illustrations move across a cityscape with the energy of his curious, prowling subjects. When day breaks, the kitties finally head home to catch some much-needed Zzzs, offering readers a break-of-day bedtime story for young nighttime dreamers.” —Publishers Weekly

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Sam Williams has created, written, and illustrated numerous titles for children, selling in many languages all over the world. His titles include Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck by Lisa Westberg-Peters, The No-More series with Bernette Ford, Little Red by Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, and Baby Cakes by Karma Wilson. His new series Noah’s Park has just been published in the USA by Simon and Schuster.

Matt Hunt is a freelance illustrator living and working in Worcestershire, UK.

Pub Date: 10/1/2019

ISBN: 9781912757145

Price: $17.95 / $24.50 CAN

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Pages: 32 pages, all in color

Trim: 9.875 x 10.75 Inches

Territories: US/Can

Category: Juvenile / Picture Books

Age Range: 3 to 6

Publisher: Boxer Books