While The World Is Sleeping

Summary:

What do animals like deer and fish do while we are sleeping? A little boy flies through the night with only the moon to guide him. Along the way, he sees what the various animals do.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This picture book offers simple explanations to answer kids' questions about how some animals are active while we are sleeping.

Content Awareness Factors:

The pictures were dark and the story - given how much factual data is included - is unrealistic.


Little Kid Reaction

My daughter picked this book because she was curious what animals do at night. She enjoyed learning about the activities, but said the pages were too dark and hard to see the details in the pictures. Even still, she wanted to read the book again.

Parent Reaction

I thought the pictures were a little dark, too. The story itself is informative as it shows you how some animals stay up at night. It is a little unbelievable that the boy takes off flying through the night but the concept of the book was good. It would have been better to have the boy just watching from the window or actually going for a walk or something like that.

Type of Book:
This informational picture book is told with bold pictures on a nighttime background.
Educational Themes:

This is a good starter book to talk about animal habitat, animal habits, and the concept of nocturnal animals.

Reading Level:
3.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read with a 6-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This book has nice information, but it's value for the home library is limited.

Title While the World is Sleeping
Author Pamela Duncan Edwards
Publisher Orchard Books © 2010
Illustrators Daniel Kirk
ISBN 9780545017565
Material Hard Cover
Genres Animal Character, Nature
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