Every Night at Midnight


Every night at midnight, Felix turns into a wolf. His hands and feet become velvety paws and he grows a long, bushy tail. Felix has the night-time world to himself. There’s no one else like him.

Felix isn’t a wolf during the day, but it still feels like there’s no one else like him. That’s okay. Felix is just fine on his own. But after a chance encounter, this little lone wolf starts to wonder whether he might find his pack after all…

A tender and whimsical picture book about finding friendship in unexpected places.

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The author says…

Peter Cheong, the author and illustrator of Every Night at Midnight has made available a selection of illustration resources across on his website.


The CBCA judges say…

This highly original and engaging book about staying true to one’s identity and finding friendship in an unlikely place would be very appealing for the younger reader. Evocative language is used effectively, setting the tone for this whimsical story and maintaining mood throughout. Soft rhythm and effective repetition of phrasing reinforce elements of the narrative with a minimalistic approach used in placement of written text between each double page spread. Illustrative style is creative with colour palette perfectly matched to the written text. Design and layout are imaginative and creative in reinforcing and expanding on the narrative. Visuals provide added elements to the written text e.g. the subtle shadows in some windows towards the end of the book hint at another layer to the narrative.

Teaching Notes for this book…

Scholastic have made teaching notes available for this book on their website.


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