The Night Book: Exploring Nature After Dark with Activities, Experiments and Information

Description

48 pages
Contains Maps, Index
$9.99
ISBN 1-55074-306-6
DDC j591.5

Publisher

Year

1996

Contributor

Illustrations by Suzanne Mogensen
Reviewed by Ray Doiron

Ray Doiron is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at the
University of Prince Edward Island.

Review

Exploring the natural world after dark is a mysterious and fascinating
activity that children of all ages enjoy. This book of activities,
experiments, and information uses a variety of visual and hands-on
approaches to help young people learn about the life of animals in the
nighttime. After providing a basic explanation of what night is, the
author outlines a series of daytime and nighttime activities that will
enable young people to explore the night sky and learn about such things
as how animals sleep and how they use their senses in the night. Birds
at night and night prowlers are among the categories of animals
discussed. The activities, which employ simple and readily available
materials, are clearly written and well supported by full-color
illustrations. Recommended.

Citation

Hickman, Pamela M., “The Night Book: Exploring Nature After Dark with Activities, Experiments and Information,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 26, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/31657.