Picture Book Review: Daylight Moonlight by Matt Patterson


Daylight Moonlight by Matt Patterson

Age Range: 0 – 6 years
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (February 28, 2013)
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Rating: 3 of 5 stars


Daylight Moonlight is a visually engaging book that provides a unique
way for children to learn about different habitats and the animals that
can be found in them both during the day and at night. Patterson has
painted 22 scenes total, in the forest, desert, underwater, seashore,
wetlands, grasslands, mountains, public parks, and even in your own
backyard. Each habitat is depicted in daylight and nighttime hours to
compare the different wildlife. Children and adults alike will enjoy
Patterson’s work, which is both endearingly simple and impressively
detailed. Each nuanced illustration was completed to perfection and
proves the artist’s equal passion for both art and wildlife. This book
is a fun way to get children excited about nature. Picture book; ages

About the Author/Illustrator:

Matt is a professional illustrator who grew up in New Hampshire and paints and draws wildlife. He also illustrated the book Freshwater Fish Of The Northeast written by his father David Patterson.


My Thoughts:

I think I liked the concept of this book more than the actual book. It
was fun for my kids to learn about the different animals that come out
during the day versus the ones that come out at night. They also liked
learning about animals in different geographic locations.

Overall, it was a nice book with lovely illustrations, but there was nothing to really set it apart.  Still, it was a good book.

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