The best book of nighttime animals

Belinda Weber

Book - 2006

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Boston, Mass. : Kingfisher 2006.
Physical Description
32 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Main Author
Belinda Weber (-)
  • Why are some animals active at night?
  • The jungle at night
  • Desert life
  • Wild dogs
  • Woodlands at night
  • Night birds
  • Moonlit seas
  • Wetlands
  • Furry fliers
  • An African night
  • Cat empire
  • Night in the bush
  • Bugs galore
  • Raiders of the night.
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 1-3 Familiar features of nocturnal creatures and their habitats are sketchily explored in colorful paintings and generalized brief text. Full spreads portray nighttime life in the jungle, desert, woodlands, ocean, wetlands, and Australian bush. The realistic illustrations show animals in their natural environments but not all of the species depicted are discussed in the text. For example, in Desert life, nine different creatures are pictured but only the skunk is described (its ability to squirt a jet of smelly liquid from underneath its tail is the only attribute mentioned). In addition, skunks may not be the best choice to represent the desert since they are also commonly found in woodlands and rocky terrain. The word nocturnal is used often and not defined in the glossary. Although the book is attractive, the amount of information does not sufficiently illuminate the subjects to be useful in report writing or to elicit browsers' interest.Nancy Call, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA [Page 112]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Realistic illustrations and fascinating text capture the nature and beauty of such nighttime animals as coyotes, raccoons, owls, monkeys, and wolves, revealing their lives, habitats, behaviors, and survival tactics.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Describes animals that are most active at night, from bats and owls to skunks and snails.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Evocative text and fantastic illustrations draw young readers in to the mysteries of the night. Realistic artwork captures the beauty of nighttime creatures, including coyotes, raccoons, owls, monkeys, and wolves, and helps the reader understand more about the life, habitats, and behavior of animals that are active at night. Follow the hunters and the hunted as they go about their secret lives, and find out how they have adapted to live in a nocturnal world.