Noises of the Night: A Canadian Lullaby
Vendor: Alana Pidwerbeski
Author and illustrator: Alana Pidwerbeski
Noises of the Night: A Canadian Lullaby, is a hand painted, full colour picture book that takes the reader on a trip across Canada under the cover of darkness in an effort to demystify the noises one may hear outside their window. Not only does this book aim to educate children about their country, the animals in it, and the noises they hear, but it is written in a gentle lullaby rhyme scheme to aid in lulling children to sleep.
About the Author: "Basically a big kid herself, Alana has taught Karate to preschoolers, Nannied, and volunteered to run kids’ programs at the community centre. Her Bachelor’s degree combined her love of culture (Anthropology) with her love of books (Literature), but she was missing her creative side. One noisey, sleepless Toronto night, she was inspired to write Noises of the Night and realized that writing and illustrating books was where her heart was happiest.
Alana lives in B.C.’s sunny Okanagan Valley. When she isn't writing or painting she can be found dancing around her house singing at the top of her lungs (much to the disappointment of her neighbours) or cooking delicious meals. She believes in hugs, holding doors open for others, and petting as many dogs as is possible.
She respectfully acknowledges that she lives and works on the traditional unceded and ancestral territory of the Syilx peoples."