Night Sky Wheel Ride

Night Sky Wheel Ride

Series: Picture Books
Genre: Yayo
Tag: All books
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Publication Year: February 2013
Illustrator: Yayo
ISBN: 9781896580678

French language rights sold to Quebec.

Rights sold to China.

About the Book

Sister and Brother

mothers and fathers and all

of the others

in the whole wide whirling


We are fizzy with the dizzy


fuzzy with the Ferris wheel


Sheree Fitch’s brilliant poetry and Yayo’s vivid artwork light up the night sky in this wonderful picture book for kids young and old.

Praise for Night Sky Wheel Ride:

“A visit to the fairground turns into a wild romp through realms of the imagination.” —starred review Quill and Quire

“Poem and pictures unite in a delirious celebration of a first ride on a Ferris wheel.” —starred review Kirkus Reviews

“Fitch and Yayo capture the inherent magic of a carnival.” — starred review Publishers Weekly 


Winner of Prix Lux (Quebec) 2012

A Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Book of 2013

A 2013 White Raven book

Finalist for the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award

About the Illustrator:

Yayo is the author and illustrator of many award-winning children’s books. Originally from Colombia, he lives in Montreal, Quebec with his family.



About the Author
Sheree Fitch

is an educator, literary activist and author of poetry, picture books, nonfiction, plays, and novels for all ages. After completing her course work for her masters in English with a focus on children's literature, she has been a full-time writer. She has additionally taught Children's Literature at St. Thomas University and Teaching Poetry and Writing in the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick. Sheree currently lives in Nova Scotia.

In June 2023, Sheree was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada for outstanding contributions to children's literature and to the Canadian literary community, as a writer, poet, and literacy advocate.