Daylight Moonlight: 10/14/13
Daylight Moonlight by Matt Patterson is at first glance, a children's picture book about opposites. It is also, though, an introduction into some of North American habitats and the animals who live there (both at day and night).
What drew me to the book was the cover illustration. It's a very good representation of the animals who live in our California Bay Area hills — including the wild turkeys (something that a recently published survey of birds neglected).
I do, however, have two small quibbles with the book — I want more pages and I want the animals labeled on the pages. At thirty-two pages, there's about a dozen environments represented, plus the index which has the labeled silhouettes. If the index were nixed, there could be more room for other environments, like the tundra, the Hawaiian islands, the Bayou, etc.
Read via NetGalley.