After Dark: Poems about Nocturnal Animals (Hardcover)

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This collection of twenty-two poems explores the fascinating lives of North American nocturnal animals.

When the sun goes down, many animals come out. Crickets chirp their crickety song hoping to attract a mate. Cougars bury their leftovers for later, leaving few clues for others to follow. Armadillos emerge from their dens to dig for worms, leaving holes in the lawns they disturb. This collection of poetry from acclaimed children's author and poet David L. Harrison explores the lives of animals who are awake after dark. Stephanie Laberis's beautifully atmospheric illustrations will draw in readers, and extensive back matter offers more information about each animal.

About the Author


David L. Harrison has written nearly one hundred books picture books, poetry books, and nonfiction books for children. Among dozens of awards, David's poetry collection, Pirates, represented Missouri at the 2013 National Book Fair in Washington, D.C., and The Society of Midland Authors honored his book of poetry, Now You See Them, Now You Don't, with its Children's Nonfiction Literary Award. Visit davidlharrison.com.

Stephanie Laberis is a character designer and illustrator specializing in animation and children's publications. She is the illustrator of multiple picture books, including Like a Lizard; My Little Golden Book About Dinosaurs; Grumpy Cat: A is for Awful; and Fur, Feather, Fin--All of Us are Kin. Visit stephlaberis.carbonmade.com.

Praise For…


"Who's out at night, and what do they do? These poems answer that for you... Twenty-one animals who live by the light of the moon get profiled in Harrison's poems, written in a variety of forms, some rhymed and most not. Each is featured in a one- or two-page spread with realistic, appropriately dark, attractive illustrations by Laberis. A fine collection of poetical odes to a nicely diverse group of nighttime fauna." — Kirkus Reviews

"Harrison explores the active nighttime hours of 21 nocturnal species. Scientific facts and lifestyle insights, some slightly veiled, are woven into poetic language in a mix of free verse... and rhyme. Warmth and foreboding emanate from the nocturnal creatures as Laberis’s shadowed nightscapes show a hum of quiet—and not so quiet—activity in an otherwise sleepy world... An immersive volume of nocturnes for young animal enthusiasts." — Publishers Weekly 
Product Details
ISBN: 9781629797175
ISBN-10: 1629797170
Publisher: Wordsong
Publication Date: February 25th, 2020
Pages: 32
 
 
 

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