How to Make a Night by Linda Ashman, with illustrations by Tricia Tusa, is a playful book to explore with K-3 students. A family is having a rough day, and they are ready for the night to come. A little girl magically makes this happen. "Catch the sun. Pull it down. Find a safe, dark place. Peel the blue from the sky..."
The story is whimsical and imaginative, and full of actions words to inspire movement (shake, splatter, lift, throw, fling).