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Good Reads from Brilliant Books: ‘The Midnight Fair’ by Gideon Sterer, Illustrated by Mariachiara Di Giorgio


Reading can be so rewarding, especially for children. And, no matter what literary level they are, there’s always a good book out there for everyone and every age. Friend of ‘the four’, Anthony Asicone from Brilliant Books shared how one adventurous story without words encourages youth as young as toddlers to enjoy books.

The Midnight Fair by Gideon Sterer is one that my coworker, Rachel recommended to me,” said Anthony. “She is our resident children’s book expert and so she knows all of the really good ones”.  According to Anthony, The Midnight Fair is really notable because there are no words. The illustrations are by Mariachiara Di Giorgio, and they are gorgeous, but, again, there is no text in this book at all so you can sort of follow the story even if you don’t know how to read”.

The ‘story’ revolves around forest animals breaking into a fair in the middle of the night. They try out all of the fun games, food, and rides just like a human would. Deers are in the tilt-a-whirl, the raccoons are enjoying cotton candy, and the fox is winning prizes at ring toss. 

Anthony says the pictures are so detailed, and there’s so much going on, that readers could make up as many main stories and side stories as they’d like.

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