Author: Cynthia Rylant is an American author, she has written more than 100 children’s books, many of Rylant’s books are about her childhood in Appalachia.
Book: NIGHT IN THE COUNTRY
Genre: Children’s literature
Story by Cynthia Rylant
Pictures by Mary Szilagyi
An imprint of Simon & Schuster
First Aladdin Paperbacks edition 1991
Book Review: Night in the Country, is a story on describing the countryside at night with emphasis on the sound of some common night creatures, animals and things in the tranquil of night; the pictures give the impression of being colour pencil art – comprising of many darker tones of colours and are of blurry styles, it is like a visual narrative with few lines of the short story printed on the pages of the book.
Academic Use: This narrative is especially appropriate for teaching auditory readiness/discrimination in the age group of 4 to 6 years; the teacher can narrate the story along with the aid of an audio player for sound recordings of some of the creatures and things mentioned in the story.
As per my perspective, this story is best suited in audio visual format than in a book format for teaching auditory discrimination in preschool children.
This book is a good reading material for children of 6 to 8 years – with mentions of auditory words for vocabulary development, for encouraging nature sensitivity; and also a good resource book of art-works for children who are inclined towards creative-work of painting
Amazon link: Night in the Country by Cynthia Rylant