When the stars come out

Nicola Edwards

Book - 2019

"Experience how different habitats, from the city to the ocean, come alive when the sun sets. Meet animals that make their own elaborate beds and others that sleep while swimming or flying. Explore the history of human sleep across the globe and dive into a world of dreams"--Back cover

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Children's Room j525/Edwards Due May 6, 2024
Informational works
Picture books
London : 360 Degrees, an imprint of Little Tiger Group 2019.
Main Author
Nicola Edwards (author)
Other Authors
Lucy Cartwright (illustrator)
Item Description
"Exploring the magic and mysteries of the nighttime"--Cover.
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 33 cm
  • How does the night work?
  • History of the night
  • The sky at night
  • Are you afraid of the dark?
  • The Moon
  • We are stardust
  • Stargazing: look up!
  • Wonders of the night sky
  • The Earth at night
  • The city
  • The desert
  • The rainforest
  • The mountains
  • The savannah
  • The woodland
  • The ocean
  • Animals at night
  • Sleep and dreams
  • Nocturnal animals
  • Humans at night
  • Rhythm of the night
  • What sleep means to us
  • Dreams and night visitors
  • The history of human sleep
  • Extreme day and nights
  • Sleep around the world
  • Celebrating the night
  • Goodnight.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Beginning with an explanation of just what exactly night is and why it occurs, this whimsically informative book wends its way through a history of the night. Discussions of the evening sky appear alongside wonders such as auroras, moonbows, and shooting stars. Sections on various nocturnal habitats, nighttime animal behaviors, and the question of animal dreams segue into those exploring humans at night, including why and how humans sleep, the master clock, dream cycles, and myths about nighttime visitors such as the tooth fairy and Baku (a Japanese spirit animal that eats nightmares, but sometimes also hopes and ambitions). Text blocks offer illuminating asides on spreads that present a breadth of night-themed information. The twilight undertones of Cartwright's illustrations subtly accent the luminosity of other colors, giving each page an unmistakably nocturnal feel. Ages 8-11. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Review by Horn Book Review

Sleep, nocturnal animals, constellations, vampires...everything you need to know about nighttime is covered in this oversize illustrated guide. Loosely grouped by the sky, earth (which includes animals in different habitats), and humans at night, the information is engaging, with the kind of trivia kids love. Much of the type is extremely tiny; a table of contents and an index would have made navigation easier. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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