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|Title: After Dark: Poems about Nocturnal Animals|
By: David L. Harrison
Illustrated By: Stephanie Laberis
Number of Pages: 32
|Publication Date: 2020|
Dimensions: 9 X 11 (inches)
Weight: 2 pounds
Stock No: WW797175
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When the sun goes down, many animals come out. Crickets chirp their crickety song hoping to attract a mate. Cougars bury their leftovers for later, leaving few clues for others to follow. Armadillos emerge from their dens to dig for worms, leaving holes in the lawns they disturb. This collection of poetry from acclaimed children's author and poet David L. Harrison explores the lives of animals who are awake after dark. Stephanie Laberis's beautifully atmospheric illustrations will draw in readers, and extensive back matter offers more information about each animal.
Stephanie Laberis is a character designer and illustrator specializing in animation and children's publications. She is the illustrator of multiple picture books, including Like a Lizard; My Little Golden Book About Dinosaurs; Grumpy Cat: A is for Awful; and Fur, Feather, Fin--All of Us are Kin. Visit stephlaberis.carbonmade.com.
"Harrison explores the active nighttime hours of 21 nocturnal species. Scientific facts and lifestyle insights, some slightly veiled, are woven into poetic language in a mix of free verse... and rhyme. Warmth and foreboding emanate from the nocturnal creatures as Laberiss shadowed nightscapes show a hum of quietand not so quietactivity in an otherwise sleepy world... An immersive volume of nocturnes for young animal enthusiasts." Publishers Weekly
"Each of these poems, written in different styles and meters, profiles a nocturnal animal. Subjects range from familiar critters like fireflies and
skunks to scary carnivores like cougars and wolves to truly exotic beasts: the Mexican red-knee tarantula and the Arizona hairy scorpion. Full-page illustrations featuring shadowy palettes illuminate the words, which appear in a bright white font and pop against the dark backgrounds. The poems make great read-alouds, and the content makes this suitable for STEAM applications." Booklist
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