Sunday, August 6, 2017

Daytime Nighttime, by Diane Lang, illustrated by Andrea Gabriel

Animals are always up to something.  Daytime Nighttime: All Through the Year shows animals in their habitats, day, night, and every month of the year.  Diane Lang's rhyming text and Andrea Gabriel's lovely watercolor illustrations describe animal activities day and night in every month of the year.

Mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, and birds all get some love in Daytime Nighttime.  Their activities tend toward the gentle side, resting, playing, or eating plants.  Of stalking and hunting prey, there is only a hint. . . . We don't want kids to be scared of the animals too early!

Although the rhymes are a bit stilted, they do manage to convey good information.  Even better is the matching game at the end that kids can play to recall what they've learned, and more detailed information that older kids and teachers can refer to for more in depth background.

Daytime Nighttime is written and illustrated by nature lovers, and is sure to engender love for and curiosity about nature in your young readers.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!

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