Title: Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-Lights
Author: W.H. Beck
Recommended for: pretty much anyone – it’s a very cool book
Call Number/Link: E 591.472 BEC
Why be afraid of the dark when there is so much to see? Whether it’s used to hunt, hide, find a friend, or escape an enemy, bioluminescence (the ability to glow) is a unique adaptation in nature. In this fun and fascinating nonfiction picture book, join world renowned photographers and biologists on their close encounters with the curious creatures that make their own light.
This book is so cool!!! The photos are stunning – and reason enough to pick up the book. The glowing animals are set against a black background and their colors absolutely pop. The text is presented in two levels of difficulty. The larger print text is appropriate for reading the book out loud to groups of any age, starting with preschoolers. Thanks to the photos, the book still works for elementary students and older. Smaller text at the bottom of the page provides more detailed information about the animal in that page’s photograph.
It is the type of book that could intrigue kids enough that they’ll want to learn more about bioluminescence – and possibly spark an interest in science.