Thursday, December 22, 2016

Glow: Animals with their Own Nightlights

I am a big fan of this type of nonfiction book.  There is slightly larger text at the top with more detailed text near the bottom.  This book can be read with just the larger text to a smaller child or with the greater detail to a child with interest.  I find it helpful for myself as an adult too, in answering questions about the phenomenal photographs.  This particular topic about creatures, many of whom live in the deepest crevices of the sea and the photographs that were able to be captured are absolutely awesome.  To think of the equipment needed and the depths (and luck) in order to get these shots is awe inspiring.  Not all of the photographs were taken under the sea.  The panel with the glow worms in New Zealand so represents a star splashed sky that it is astonishing to think that it is the ceiling of a cave.  At the end of the book, there are thumbnail photos with further details of each creature followed by a bibliography.  This book makes for a great addition to any library with curious readers (which describes all of the libraries I know).

Title: Glow: Animals with their Own Nightlights
Author: W. H. Beck
Published 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 978-0-544-41666-6

This copy was received from the publisher for review.

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