Gorgeous, detailed artwork accompanies the information about the lives of animals throughout the seasons, revealing the diverse ways that some animals are active during at night while others are active during the day. If you are looking to find books for children about nocturnal animals that make learning fun, then this is perfect! Children in classrooms and at home will be inspired to appreciate the world around us!
"While you are sleeping and when you arise, animals everywhere lead busy lives. Winter or summer, and all the year through, let's take a look at what some of them do." Eagles fish for breakfast, bats eat mouthfuls of mosquitoes, squirrels busily gather acorns, and cougars quietly prowl through snow. Diane's delightful rhyming verses depict the diverse lives of two animals for each month of the year—one animal that's active for time during the day and another active at nighttime, for a total of 24 fascinating critters. Andrea gives her water color paintings a stylized flair by employing her own unique digital technique.
Explore More for Kids: matching game with the animals in this book!
Explore More for Teachers & Parents: Further information on the animals in this book. Activities and discussion for teachable moments.
Diane Lang has been sharing nature with children for the last 15 years—teaching classes, working with raptors such as hawks and owls, leading walks, and writing poems and short plays about animals and the world they live in. She volunteers at three nature centers in California and has written several picture books. Diane loves all animals, wild and domestic. Her pets have included rats, birds, a snake, and many dogs, plus the puppies she raised for a guide dog school. Right now she and her husband share their home with two dogs, two tortoises, and two very sweet tarantulas. She also loves to design activities that make learning about nature fun. Find them on her web site www.dianelang.net.