I love the easy but eloquent language in this little number; and the author’s use of description with the flowing rhyme. It is mesmerizing and I think it is so relaxing for a bed or night time story. This would not only help settle children in bed, but it sure did make me feel calm and relaxed. 😉
– Amazon Review
Night Critters Play
As the moon rises and many creatures lay down their heads, nocturnal life awakens to its turn to explore the world in velvety darkness. From bugs to owls to crocodiles, many animals venture out into the world at night.
Whether stalking prey or avoiding detection, darkness is the perfect place for these creatures to exist. As the night progresses, more and more characters make their appearance, ultimately finding their way back home again as the sun begins to rise.
As you go through the night sky and land in Kwami’s beautiful world full of wonderful animal and bug friends, you can’t help but think about our wonderful world and the creatures in it. They creep, crawl, and play beautifully in this book. You can’t help but be brought back to a wonderful, childhood place where we all took time to look at the creeping, crawling, flying things and plants… and marveled at the beauty of it all! Wonderful book! – Amazon Review
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This amazing children’s book is captivating for audiences of all ages! I was immediately drawn in to the beautiful illustrations and the lyrical verse that leads you gently into the lives and experiences of enthralling animals of the night. The layers of discovery lend to the joy of each repeated reading. I highly recommend this remarkable work of art. – Amazon Review
About the Author
Esseboe Kwami Nyamidie is the author of the children’s bedtime short story that Kirkus Indie Reviews described as “A visually appealing work that lap readers will want to look at again and again”. “Night Critters Play” illustrated by art consultant and print designer Pamela B, Christiansen was released in October 2021 and dedicated to Michele Plumb Stowell, a beloved early childhood teacher and the author’s close friend who died the same month of colon cancer.
He is the author of “Thirst No More: A Fable of Hope and Forgiveness” (2017) illustrated by Nicole Stremlow Monahan. Kirkus Review described it as “A politically charged fable with an important message”.
Nyamidie is also the author of “Ready For Your Love and Other Poems” (2004), a collection of poems about spiritual awakening and the natural world.
Esseboe Kwami Nyamidie holds a Master of Arts degree in Transforming Spirituality from Seattle University. A life-long spiritual seeker, he lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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