Daylight Starlight Wildlife - Wendell Minor (2015)

         When the sun and the moon swap their places in the sky, there is a whole scenario of changes happen in the animal kingdom. While the diurnal animals return to their cozy home, all the crepuscular and nocturnal animals start their active life.

Nature's balance
        The concept of this book expands into "For every animal that rules the world by day, there is equally an animal, active at night". When a red-tailed hawk soars through sky by day, a barn owl swishes through by night. If cotton tail rabbit and her kits bustle through a field by day, night is the time for pink-nosed opossum and her family. At night, Luna moth takes the place of a butterfly in the morning. Nature has a perfect balance of everything.

        How many of these visitors have you seen? A woodchuck family in the morning? A skunk with her litter in the darkness? A box turtle ? A toad? This book can take you through a journey to visit all these diurnal, nocturnal and crepuscular animals.

                   "When the diurnal animals visit your yard by day, nocturnal animals take their turn at night. "

My Comments:
          I should personally apologize to this book, for thinking that it is just another book of opposites, while seeing it in the shelves of library. No, it is way more than that. With every animal given a single page spread, the book is a visual treat.

         Opossum, skunk, coyote, moth... these rare, not-so-much-seen-in-other-books animals are the main reason why my kindergartener is glued to this book (It works the same way with every animal lover as my kid). The pairing of diurnal and nocturnal (with some crepuscular animals too) is a spectacular idea for a theme.

         When I felt that the text could have been more poetic (instead of a straight narration) for a quiet night time read, my kids watched and listened to this book with a wonder in eyes. And, that could say more about this book.

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  1. This looks like a lovely children's book. I joined a reading challenge to read 1000 picture books in 2016. I will add this one to my list. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Wow! 1000 books is a great challenge. All the best with your challenge. Enjoy reading this book and every other book.

  2. Thanks for sharing about this book. I agree that I often stay away from opposite books because they're often boring. This looks like a notable exception. We would love for you to link up this post with us at the Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup #LMMLinkup

    1. Thanks for the feedback. I have shared the post in Literacy Musing Monday. Thank you for inviting to the Linkup.

  3. I've never seen this book. Thanks for the great review and suggestion. :)

  4. This book sounds amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday!


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