Friday, January 28, 2022

Book Review - At Night by Margaret Peot

My Review

At Night is a beautiful picture book for children about animals and what they do at night. It explores the lives of owls, foxes, bobcats, opossums, raccoons, rabbits, skunks, mice, and porcupines. 

The illustrations are striking and eye catching, with animals seen against dark night time settings.  

The storytelling is lovely with "at night" on one page and then details about the animal on the next page.  The repetition of "at night" and illustrations and words would make this a perfect bedtime read aloud.  At the end of the book all the animals are pictured, sleeping during the day.

The book ends with two pages of interesting facts about the animals seen in the book - i.e. a group of rabbits is called a colony.

I recommend At Night for families with young children, for bedtime story time, and also for preschool story circle (perfect for a study unit on animals!).

Book Synopsis

What animals forage by night and sleep by day? This children’s picture book describes the nocturnal lives of nine common animals: foxes, porcupines, racoons, skunks, opossums, bobcats, owls, mouse, and rabbits. Join the adult animals guiding their children through the forest during the dark of night. The book includes information on the common names of the animal’s offspring (i.e. fox:kit).

Author Bio

Margaret Peot is an artist, writer, teacher and paints costumes for Broadway theater, as well as dance, ice shows and arena shows. She is the author/artist of twelve other books, including Inkblot: Drip, Splat and Squish Your Way to Creativity, which was awarded the Eureka! silver Medal for non-fiction children’s books.


1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thank you so much! The book idea originated as the bedtime story ritual with my now grown son--"What shall we be tonight? Let's be...owls!" (or raccoons, or foxes or whatever animal we might have just learned or read about)