Animals at Night is a rather cool book if you have a darkroom. What you want to do read the story on a given page, letting the light hit the picture as you read, and then slip into a darkened room and let the page turn to life right under your eyes.
Using paint that glows in the dark, the pages of this book are brought to life as you sit and read each page. It’s actually quite fascinating to read, and then slip into a darkened room and see animals that perhaps you hadn’t noticed before spring to life on the pages.
I tried to show the effect, but it simply didn’t work for my camera.
Each two page spread covers a different biome in the life of animals of the night.
- NIghttime Mysteries
- In the forest
- At the forest’s Edge
- Near the Riverbank
- In Fields and orchards
- On a country road
- On the farm
- In the neighbourhood
- In the Garde
- In the Mountains
- At the beach
- In the desert
- By the pond
The book concludes with an answer page for each of the challenges presented throughout the book.
I found the graphics to be simple, basic forms with the muted colours that you would find at night.
Predominately the pages where filled with information about various night dwelling creatures.
My husband (fellow with a sensitive sniffer) mentioned the book has a bit of a smell to it. Something to keep in mind if you have children sensitive to odours.
I thought it was a very neat book, lots of factoids about a good group of animals, not all were animals I expected to find in such a book.
It would definitely be a great book to add to a study on night time animals, different biomes and bio-luminescence.
Animals at Night- A Glow-in-the-dark book.
Delphine Chedru, illustrator
Animals, nature, glow-in-the-dark, interactive, picture book, resource
Reviewed for: Raincoast Books.
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