Animals at Night by Anne Jankeliowitch and Delphine Chedru: Children’s Book Review #NGEW2018 #2

Animals at Night

by Anne JankeliowitchDelphine Chedru (illustrator)Eve Bodeux (translator)

BlurbWhat do animals do at night?

For humans, the setting sun marks the end of the day and signals to us that it’s time to go to sleep. But while people are quietly dreaming in their beds, there’s a whole world of animals that’s just waking up! Who are they, what do they do until morning, and how do they move, see, and hunt in the dark?

Features glow-in-the-dark content on all 32 pages!

 My Thoughts:

Animals At Night is a glow-in-the-dark book about nocturnal animals and their activities at night. It covers nocturnal animals in the forest, rivers, beaches, ponds, mountains, fields and orchards, and even animals you might find in your local neighborhood, on country roads, or on a farm.


This is a perfect bedtime book due to the glow-in-the-dark pages. It’s also jam-packed with facts about animals with short descriptions for each. Kids will learn about the mysteries of some of these animals like why birds sing when they do, why these animals like the night in the first place, how they see in the dark, and why owls are such good hunters.

The book has an interactive feel as each section asks a question about something in that section and the answers to those questions can be found in the back of the book.

The age level for this book is listed at grades 3-7 which seems about right. The text is pretty easy to read, but might be more difficult for preschool through first graders to read all by themselves depending on their reading level. We loved the illustrations and using the book in the dark. Because I’m reviewing this one late, we were able to get a hardcover version to enjoy.

Thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author’s for a review copy in exchange for a review.


Find it on Goodreads and Amazon

  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (October 3, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492653195
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492653196

This is book #2 on my Netgalley Edelweiss Reading Challenge. You can find it HERE.


Thanks for reading!

14 thoughts on “Animals at Night by Anne Jankeliowitch and Delphine Chedru: Children’s Book Review #NGEW2018 #2

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  2. David R. Dowdy

    Great review! We fear the dark and animals don’t have a problem with it. We haven’t even come close to dealing with wilderness. Only by destroying so much of it.

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    1. This is a great book for kids to learn about what’s happening outside while they’re sleeping and it definitely helps them embrace the night. 😁

      Thanks for pointing that out, David. You always make me think! ❤


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