day-night-bookDaytime Nighttime

by William Low

PreS-Gr 1—Low brings his brand of hyperrealistic painting—so effective in his Machines Go to Work (2009) and Machines Go to Work in the City (2012, both Holt)—to the natural world. Here, he explores the concepts of day and night via a simple text and gorgeous, full-bleed, double-page paintings that feature diurnal and nocturnal animals reveling in their elements. “What do you see in the daytime?” highlights such light-dappled backyard and neighborhood denizens as butterflies, robins, bumblebees, grasshoppers, red-tail hawks, beavers, rabbits, puppies, and the sun. In turn, the question “What do you see at nighttime?” is answered with fireflies, bats, owls, frogs, raccoons, teddy bears, and the moon.  A captivating concept book, a lovely introduction to the natural rhythms of the animal kingdom, and a sweet selection to share at the end of a busy day.—Luann Toth, School Library Journal |  Barnes and Noble Indi Bound – Indi Store Finder