Saturday, July 18, 2015

Daylight Starlight Wildlife; Wendell Minor

Wendell Minor (author/illustrator)
 Nancy Paulson Books - 2015

If your young children are interested in wildlife and you are interested in teaching them about the amazing creatures that roam outdoors by day and by night, this is the perfect book to share.  

Lovely illustrated wildlife can be found throughout the pages of this book. Swallow tale butterflies, opossum and her plods, cotton tale bunny and kits, red-tale hawk, barn owl, white tail deer, fox, woodchucks, skunks, chipmunks, box turtles, bob cats, coyote, raccoon, wild turkey and cardinals.

The text is relatively simple, yet is written in a way to engage little ones in conversation about the critters they see on each page. Next to the illustrations, I though the "fun facts glossary" at the end of the book which shows a small picture as well as pertinent facts on each of the animals on the preceding pages.  The vivid colors and textures throughout the books are outstanding. 

An excellent teaching opportunity for parents and teachers to educate and encourage little ones to be outdoors and to care about the critters that live in the wild.

5/5 stars

I will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.


  1. Vance would have loved that book when he was small!

    1. It is definitely the lovely illustrations that make this special for children and adults.

  2. My granddaughters will love this one.

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    1. Priceless Jill - I've read and reviewed several books illustrated by Wendell Minor, he's one of the best when it comes to childrens books.

  4. My grandson would love this book!

  5. Love it! Gage has really taken to nature camp. Last week they followed deer tracks through the woods and he still talks about it!


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