Where Are the Night Animals?

Where Are the Night Animals?

by Mary Ann Fraser
     
 

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Did you know that a barn owl has one ear higher than the other? This helps it find squeaking mice that humans can't hear. Baby opossum hang on to their mother's fur for safety. Read and find out more about what nocturnal animals do as we sleep.

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 2000 — selected by Natn'l Science Tchrs Assoc. & Child. Bk Cncl

Overview

Did you know that a barn owl has one ear higher than the other? This helps it find squeaking mice that humans can't hear. Baby opossum hang on to their mother's fur for safety. Read and find out more about what nocturnal animals do as we sleep.

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 2000 — selected by Natn'l Science Tchrs Assoc. & Child. Bk Cncl.

Author Biography: Mary Ann Fraser has illustrated over 50 books and written and illustrated seven books, among them In Search of the Grand Canyon, Ten Mile Day, and Forest Fire. Interested in nature since she was very young, she keeps ten turtles, a newt and a crayfish as pets. Ms. Fraser lives in Simi Valley, CA.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Donna Freedman
Kids who think the whole world shuts down when they go to bed will be intrigued and delighted by Night Animals. Author-illustrator Fraser works plenty of science and natural history into her creative nonfiction tale of what happens when the sun goes down. She shows how raccoons, bats, coyotes, skunks and other creatures live-and die-during the nighttime hours. Fraser also provides a page of learning activities relating to these nocturnal creatures. This interesting paperback is part of the "Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science" series, which comes in two stages: simple science concepts for preschoolers and kindergartners, and more challenging concepts for primary-grade children.
Kirkus Reviews
paper 0-06-445176-3 This Stage 1 entry in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series focuses on eight common nocturnal creatures, from the barn owl to the harvest mouse. Each animal is introduced through a simple action: coyote hunts, opossum munches berries, tree frog calls to its mate with a "Kreck-ek, kreck-ek." The text is curiously disrupted by a middle spread of the dawn and definitions of the terms diurnal and nocturnal; the nighttime animals run for cover, but on the next page, readers are returned to sunset and the examination of those animals resumes. Fraser then emphasizes their interrelatedness: skunk sprays coyote for coming too close, barn owl snatches up mouse, raccoon snatches a crayfish, brown bat seeks out insects. A final spread shows morning, where a pajama-wearing child and raccoon meet through a window glass as "the night shift ends. The day shift begins." Naturalistic illustrations provide stills of each animal against deep blues, teals, and aquamarines; endnotes explain where nocturnal animals hide during the day. (Picture book. 3-6) .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780799097
Publisher:
Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 1
Pages:
29
Sales rank:
1,206,160
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Mary Ann Fraser has illustrated over 50 books and written and illustrated seven books, among them In Search of the Grand Canyon, Ten Mile Day, and Forest Fire, including her Where Are the Night Animals? in the Let's Read & Find Out series, an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children. Interested in nature since she was very young, she keeps ten turtles, a newt and a crayfish as pets. Ms. Fraser lives in Simi Valley, CA.

Mary Ann Fraser has illustrated over 50 books and written and illustrated seven books, among them In Search of the Grand Canyon, Ten Mile Day, and Forest Fire, including her Where Are the Night Animals? in the Let's Read & Find Out series, an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children. Interested in nature since she was very young, she keeps ten turtles, a newt and a crayfish as pets. Ms. Fraser lives in Simi Valley, CA.

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