While little ones are fast asleep, many creatures are out and about, looking for food. Opossums and bullfrogs, skunks and bats, raccoons and flying squirrels and more spend the dark nights getting around after being tucked away in hiding, sleeping the day through. This picture book is really written at two levels. Author Linda Stanek has short lines on each spread that rhyme. This is perfect for the very youngest of listeners who will love the charming poem that is accompanied by gorgeous illustrations by Shennen Bersani. The colors are subtle and there are wonderful details on every page that will fascinate every youngster spending time with the book. On each spread there is also a sidebar with plenty of facts about each animal. This is the second level and will be of real interest to young elementary students. The information is well researched and the writing is clear and concise. The structure of this book makes it perfect for siblings a few years apart in age to read together. In addition, there is some good back matter for further learning. This book will be a welcome addition to any family or school library.
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|Author||Linda Stanek • Shennen Bersani, Illustrator|
|Page Count||32 pages|
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