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Day vs. Night

28 May

I have never been a night person. Oh, I managed to fake it for a few years in high school and college, but I have long given up any desire to try to be anything other than a morning person.

Daylight Starlight Wildlife by Wendell Minor, is a lovely picture book that compares and contrasts diurnal and nocturnal animals.


Goodreads Summary: In amazingly lifelike, luminous paintings, Wendell Minor, one of America’s finest wildlife and landscape painters, reveals the variety of animals that surround us when we are awake and when we are sleeping.

Minor’s vivid introduction to diurnal (daytime) and nocturnal (nighttime) creatures invites readers to experience the movements, sounds, colors, and textures of nature. By day a red-tailed hawk soars through sky, and by night a barn owl silently swoops through it. In the daylight a family of fluffy cottontail rabbits hops into a field to forage for food, and under starlight a family of pink-nosed opossums does the same. As day turns to night and night to day, amazing critters large and small come and go. Children will enjoy comparing and contrasting the roaming habits of the wonderful wildlife that surrounds us.

here is a sample page.


This is a great book for read aloud to a class as well as a book to quietly read alone. Facts at the end of the book give quick info about all the different animals mentioned in the book.

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