Nighttime Symphony

Category: Book
By (author): Myers, Christopher
By (author): Timbaland
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
  JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Music
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Published: May 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 7.50in x 10.00in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*The sounds of the city at night create a lively lullaby in this melodious bedtime story from superstar producer and musician Timbaland, Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator Christopher Myers, and Kaa Illustration!

hey there, darling baby child,
you're safe in here though the storm is wild
the streetlights glow through dark so deep
but safe in sound you'll go to sleep

As a little boy gets ready for bed, the sounds of a wild storm echo around him, lulling him to sleep. From the crash of thunder to the pitter-patter of raindrops to the beat of passing cars, the music of the city creates a cozy bedtime soundtrack.
Review Quote** "Sophisticated. . . . Brilliant golds, slate grays, and bright vermilion show passersby, a parade of umbrellas, and an elegant cityscape, and the sleek aesthetic gives the city's wet streets and glowing windows all the surprising glamor of a thumping storm."
Review Quote*"Through rhyming couplets, an African American father teaches his son to look at a nighttime rainstorm in a positive manner instead of being frightened. . . . This optimistic poem has the ability to turn a potentially scary bedtime into an enjoyable, relaxing experience."
Biographical NoteTimbaland is a multi-platinum producer, rapper, and songwriter. He was the music producer for the hit series Empire and has collaborated with numerous artists including Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Beyoncé, and Jay-Z. He lives in Miami, Florida, with his wife and daughter. Nighttime Symphony is his first book for children.

Christopher Myers is an award-winning author and illustrator of children's books. He won a Caldecott Honor for his illustrations in Harlem, and has received three Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards. Myers has illustrated many books written by his father, award-winning author Walter Dean Myers. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Kaa Illustration is a studio based in Ho Chi Minh City comprised of illustrators Phung Nguyen Quang and Huynh Kim Lien. Their stunning, vibrant illustrations are inspired by the folk culture of Vietnam and Asia. Visit them at