Elsa and the Night


This picture book tells the story of an extraordinary friendship. Can one make friends with the night? In this story, Elsa can! One day she is sitting at her kitchen table and, because she is bored, counting the raisins in her cereal. Suddenly a sound comes from under the sofa, and Elsa investigates, catching the thing making the noise. 

It's the night.

Because Elsa hides the night in her cookie jar, feeding it a few of her raisins, the day outside doesn't end. When she takes the night out of its hiding place, it has the chance to hear her talk about her adventures with her friend, an elephant named Olaf. Elsa tells the night that she is sad because Olaf got sick and no medicine was able to help him. The night not only listens to Elsa but also accompanies her on a heartwarming and moving journey where it cares for her, protects her, and finally carries her through the town in its arms. 

This tale is about friendship, loss, and learning to find new friendships even in the most unexpected places.