Book cover image for Lúlú agus an Oíche Ghlórach

Publication date: November 2010
Publisher: Futa Futa
ISBN: 9781906907198
Page count: 32
Age group: 5–7 

Lúlú agus an Oíche Ghlórach

by Bridget Bhreathnach (Author)
Steve Simpson (Illustrator)

Scéal álainn is ea “Lúlú agus an Oíche Ghlórach” faoi mhoncaí beag neirbhíseach dárbh ainm Lúlú a bhfuil deacracht aici dul a chodladh
istoíche. Nuair atá na moncaithe eile go léir ina gcodladh, eitlíonn Lúlú os cionn na gcrann le cabhair ulchabháin ildaite dárbh ainm
Jeaicí. Lorgaíonn an dá ainmhí óg cúis na nglórtha atá ag cur as don mhoncaí beag. Nuair a fheiceann siad na leoin, na heilifint agus na
froganna ag spraoi lena mbabaí beag, foghlaimíonn Lúlú nach gá di a bheith buartha faoi na fuaimeanna timpeall uirthi.
 
Tá an scéal, lonnaithe i bhforaois aoibheann, maisithe ag Steve Simpson. Seachas oíche san fhoraois a bheith dorcha agus scanrúil, léiríonn
cúlraithe an leabhair seo atmaisféar na hoíche le scáthanna éadroma agus uigeacht saibhir. Tá na hainmhithe uile tarraingte go fíneálta agus daite le dathanna gealacha ar bhealach caolchúiseach, faiseanta. Is leabhar iontach é seo le maisiú den scoth agus go leor glórtha ainmhithe fiáine, foirfe d’am codlata.

Lúlú agus an Oíche Ghlórach is a lovely book about a nervous young monkey called Lúlú who can't go to sleep at night. When all of the other monkeys are asleep, Lúlú flies over the forest with the help of a multi-coloured owl called Jeaicí. The two young animals go on an adventure to find out the source of all the noise that is keeping the young monkey awake. Lúlú overcomes her fear when she sees the lions, the elephants and the frogs making all the racket playing with their babies.
 
The story takes place in a gorgeous forest illustrated by Steve Simpson. Instead of a dark foreboding forest, the night scene is set with subtle shadows and the rich texture of the backgrounds. All the animals are beautifully drawn and coloured with a bright, stylish palette. A great book filled with the sounds of wild animals and wonderful illustration.

Review by
Rachel Ní Chuinn

This review was published online in
April 2011