|Glow: Animals With Their Own Night-Lights,|
by W. H. Beck, cover photo by Mark Laita
Written by W. H. Beck
Illustrated with photographs
Cover Photo by Mark Laita,
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015
Grades preschool-3, Lexile 760
science, animals, nonfiction, ocean
[It's called by-oh-loo-mih-neh-sense.]
Bioluminescence is when living things make their own light. They glow.
Glow is mostly an overview of the basics of bioluminescent sea creatures and an introduction to a handful of them. Organized by how light affects their behavior, startlingly set against black backgrounds, these animals will amaze you. Just a few facts about each creature make this book easy for younger grades and fascinating enough for older students. Even the design of the type has been carefully considered to make the greatest impact on the reader. The back matter includes more details and a size chart.
What I Love:
Gorgeous design and stunning photography elevate this science book to a new artistic level. The way the author highlights each animal makes them seem even more extraordinary. The design of each page, the placement of text, the carefully curated images, work together to make a refreshingly vibrant book.
|OK, they don't glow, but these Jell-O aquariums|
from We're Calling Shenanigans are cool!
2. Get to know Beck during an interview with WritersDigest regarding her debut novel, Malcolm At Midnight.
3. Enjoy videos of bioluminescence under the sea from National Geographic, or explore articles from Dicover and Ocean Portal.
4. Mold your own crazy glow-in-the-dark creatures using store-bought clay or make your own glow with thorough reviews and instructions from The Blue Bottle Tree.
5. Check out these and more Perfect Picture Books at your local library.
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for Friday, October 7, 2016 available on Susanna Leonard Hill's blog.