Synopses & Reviews
Why be afraid of the dark when there is so much to see? Whether itandrsquo;s used to hunt, hide, find a friend, or escape an enemy, bioluminescenceandmdash;the ability to glowandmdash;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. Authorandrsquo;s note and bibliography included.
"Combining striking illustrations, evocative poems that do double duty as riddles and lucid prose commentary, this venture into the natural world stands out for both its beauty and its unusual approach." Kirkus Reviews, Starred
Discover the hidden world of the meadow in this unique combination of poetry riddles and science wisdom. Beginning with the rising sun and ending with twilight, this book takes us on a tour through the fields, encouraging us to watch for a nest of rabbits, a foamy spittlebug, a leaping grasshopper, bright milkweed, a quick fox, and a cruising hawk.
Why be afraid of the dark when there is so much to see? W.H. Beck brings the glowing world of bioluminescence to light in this young non-fiction picture book illustrated with stunning photographs.
About the Author
andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;W.H. Beck isandnbsp;both an author of childrenand#39;s books and a librarian. Sheandnbsp;grew up in Wisconsin, the oldest of four. As a kid, her dad always teased thatandnbsp;she would be a librarian someday. She read all the timeandmdash;walking home from school, while brushing her teeth, under the table at dinnertime, and under the covers at night. And, sure enough, after earning an elementary teaching degree from the University of Wisconsin,andnbsp;she went on to get a masterandrsquo;s degree in information studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She still lives and reads in Wisconsin and shares a home and books withandnbsp;her husband, two sons, andandnbsp;a big black dog.