The Children’s Book Review | August 16, 2015
Written and Illustrated by William Low
Age Range: 0 and up
Board Book: 28 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt
What to expect: Animals, Day vs. Night, Board Book
William Low is a renowned children’s book author, and he has created another book that is sure to become a favorite. The illustrations are surprisingly vivid and lifelike, and the words are simple enough for early readers to sound out themselves. Start in the daytime, where butterflies, robins and beavers bustle about in the sun. Rabbits, puppies and geese enjoy playing in beautiful flowers and stylistic sunrays. Then it’s nighttime, and time to explore what happens while children sleep. Fireflies, raccoons, owls and frogs are all at home in the moonlight. Then we see a child with a teddy bear laying down for bed, making this a perfect bedtime story.
This is an excellent book to use for compare and contrast discussions with your child, day versus night, daytime animals versus nighttime animals, etc. The book is sturdy and longer than average for lots of reading enjoyment, and the illustrations are beautiful and calming for bedtime. This is sure to be a favorite of both parents and kids!
Add this book to your collection: Daytime Nighttime
About the Author-Illustrator
William Low is the author and illustrator of Machines Go to Work in the City, Chinatown, and the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Old Penn Station. Mr. Low is a four-time silver medal winner at the Society of Illustrators. He teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Daytime Nighttime, by William Low, was reviewed by Denise Mealy. Follow along with our articles tagged with William Low, Animal Books, Bedtime Books, and Board Books to discover more great books for young kids.