by Jennifer Ward, illustrated by Jamichael Henterly —
Whichever way you hold this book, the story keeps going.
Open it one way and watch the animals of the forest by day, until the sun sets.
Flip it over, open it again and follow the animals of the forest by night, until the sun rises.
The story features rhyming, simple text with which children count forest animals and learn about their behavior.
The pictures not only show the animals featured in the text, but also the sleeping animals that will appear at the opposite time of day.
The book introduces creatures of the forest to children so that by becoming aware of both diurnal and nocturnal animals, they see it as a whole community of creatures.
Ages 3 to 8.
$16.95 hardcover, $8.95 paper — Dawn Publications, 12402 Bitney Springs Road, Nevada City, CA 95959.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 24, Number 2, April/May 2005.