The Midnight Fair
by Gideon Sterer & Mariachiara Di Giorgio (illustrator)
***2022 Yoto Kate Greenaway Medal Shadowers’ Choice Award***
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A funfair is being set up at the edge of a forest. Intrigued, wild animals quietly watch from inside the dark woods. When the lights are turned off for the night and people leave, the animals switch them back on and start their own party. The illustrator plays wonderfully with shadow and brightness, and the colour flow recreates the movement of the lights in the night. The perspective of looking on from outside evokes a world that continues beyond the confines of the page. This is a wordless picture book, perfect for children who like to tell the story in their own words.