Cover image for Animals by day and night : written by Cristiano Bertolucci and Francesco Milo ; illustrations by Ferruccio Cucchiarini.
Animals by day and night : written by Cristiano Bertolucci and Francesco Milo ; illustrations by Ferruccio Cucchiarini.
Bertolucci, Cristiano.
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Columbus, OH : Waterbird Books, 2003.

Physical Description:
27 pages ; 25 x 29 cm.
Compares how animals vary in the same environment when day turns to night, such as the shrikes, locusts, and sand vipers of the North African desert that give way to scorpions, desert hedgehogs, and jerboas at nightfall.
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QL49 .B555 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction STEM

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In this new series from Waterbird Books, young readers are guided in a tour around the five continents, through parks and areas near to cities. They will discover animals that alternate living in these in habitats during night and day, in the past and present, above and below the water, and in hot and cold weather. A two-page spread explains the classification of the animals found in the book, and four pages are devoted to identifying specific animals in each family. An index is included. This series supplements school curriculum in Science. The contrast of day and night plays the main role in Night and Day, the first volume of the new Contrasts series. Readers will discover fascinating animals that are awake and active at night, and learn about their counterparts that are active in the daytime. The habitats this book explores are a park in England, an oasis in a desert in North Africa, a garden in the US, a clearing on the Australian coast, and a small wooded area on the mountains in Japan.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-4-Relying solely on their titles to provide a clue as to the purpose and direction of the texts, these series entries spring right into their topics. Each spread contains a minimal amount of information supported by luscious, romantically realistic artwork. The first book describes the creatures that live above and below the Nile River, a shallow river in Spain, the Pacific Ocean, a Pacific coast tidal pool, and a mangrove swamp in Malaysia. On each spread, a few brief sentences provide glimpses into the behavior of the various animals living in these unique environments, followed by three simple questions. The answers can be found in the gatefold at the book's center, which divides animals into families, describes each group's attributes, and identifies individual species. Using a similar format, Day and Night presents views of a park in Europe, the North African Desert, a coastal habitat in Australia, a mountainous forest in Japan, and a tropical rain forest. These visually appealing books are almost worth the purchase price for browsers, but there is not enough information for reports.-Nancy Call, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.