Originally published: 16 July 2019
Author: Katy Flint
Illustrator: Cornelia Li
Published by: Wide Eyed Editions
Genre: Children’s non-fiction
Length: 24 pages
Reading dates: 5 April 2020
Quarto Books were lovely enough to send me a selection of their children’s books to review and blog about over the coming weeks. I adore children’s books – I think I am still hankering after the time I used to share books with my boys. The joy of discovery and sharing words and illustrations, knowing they were learning and discovering through books was wonderful. Luckily I have two young nieces and I will be sharing these books with them once lockdown is over!
Animals at Night is written by Katy Flint and illustrated by Cornelia Li and it is a beautiful hardback book, perfect for sharing with little ones. The book shows a wide range of nocturnal animals in varying habitats. It explains why the animals featured prefer the night, giving pictures of the animals in their habitats along with a short explanation of why they are nocturnal.
Some of the animals are well known to children and others are more unusual which I loved. The habitats included are:
- Australian Outback
- Woodlands of North America
- Arizona Desert
- Coral Reef
- African Savannah
An absolutely wonderful book to share with young children. I think small children will enjoy listening to the small amount of text on each page which describes the animal and spotting animals they recognise. The illustrations were enchanting – I think they would really appeal to children. Also included is a pull out glow in the dark poster of creatures in the ocean.
We had a lot of plastic animals when the boys were little and I think a collection of these would be a good accompaniment for this book.
I think age range would be 3+ for sharing, 5-7 for reading and enjoying independently.
Many thanks to Megan from Quarto Kids for gifting me a copy of this book.
About the author:
Katy Flint is an author, editor, and musician, based in London. She studied violin at the University of Southampton, before moving into the children’s book world. She is the author of the best-selling sound book The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker, and has worked on many other non-fiction titles – from human bodies to dinosaurs.