"Loris Lesynski will be joining the ranks of Lee, Prelutsky, and Silverstein. You are much needed!"
(Sam Sebesta, author and Professor Emeritus, Children's Literature, University of Washington)
Loris Lesynski is back with a hilarious new picture book, written in rhyming verse and full of fun.
Eddie likes to stay up late. Unlike other kids, he just doesn't get tired. So, what do parents do with a kid like Eddie? His parents find the perfect solution: it's off to night school instead of to bed.
At 10 p.m. a very unusual school bus arrives in front of Eddie's door, and away he goes. It is a great idea and Eddie is keen to begin, but he can't help but notice that things are a little different at this new school - a little gloomy, a little peculiar.
The students study stars and owls and werewolf howls. And are those fangs peeping out of the teacher's mouth? At recess, instead of going outside, they watch the late show on a TV in the hall. So, while everyone else he knows is snuggled in bed, Eddie is doing his schoolwork instead. The subject matter gives him the creeps, for it seems to be all about things in the dark of night. Eddie won't let it bother him, though - he is still up at half past two!
Somewhere around 4 a.m. things begin to change for our night-owl boy. Eddie's eyes are sore, his brain is fuzzy. He spends more and more time wondering when morning will come and when he can go home and go to bed. Finally it is five and the bell rings! Eddie dreads it, but he believes he will have to say the never-before-uttered words to his parents: "Let me go to bed!"
It is just Eddie's luck that his parents have missed him so much they beg him not to go off to night school again. Just before he begins to snore, he agrees to stay and do as they wish. Nowadays Eddie spends his spare time devising a school for kids like him - kids who like to stay up late into the night, but not until the first rays of sun light.