cover image Daytime Nighttime

Daytime Nighttime

William Low. Holt, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-8050-9751-1

Different nocturnal and diurnal animals are featured throughout this art-driven primer, which is divided by the simple dichotomy of day and night. “What do you see in the daytime?” asks Low, after which appear lush portraits of a grasshopper, red-tailed hawk, beaver, and other creatures, posed against shimmering summer greenery and pale blue skies. At night (“What do you see at nighttime?”), bats, frogs, raccoons, and owls take center stage, and a luminous full moon replaces the sun. Low brings a warm, honeyed sense of light to each scene, and the bare-bones narrative and up-close imagery make a strong impact. Ages 4–8. (May)