Out of Sight Till Tonight!: All about Nocturnal Animals (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)

by Tish Rabe (Author)

The Cat in the Hat, Sally, and Dick visit with nocturnal animals and learn about their special adaptations for surviving in the dark! Along with Thing One and Thing Two, the gang meet a host of common critters (among them raccoons, owls, and bats), as well as more exotic creatures (including aye-ayes, sidewinders, and kiwi birds), all of whom are active during the night and sleep during the day. Beginning readers will learn how eye shine makes some animals' eyes glow in the dark, how bats can "see" in the dark using high-pitched squeaks, and much, much more! Ideal for supporting the Common Core State Standards and a natural for fans of the hit PBS Kids show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, this is a great way to introduce beginning readers to science!
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Gr 1-3--The Cat in the Hat (featured in the PBS kids series The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!) is back with light facts about nocturnal animals. He wakes two children, Sally and Dick, and invites them to board his convertible three-wheel hovercraft to "meet some of the critters that come out at night." The Cat discusses the reasons why some creatures are active in the dark. Through accessible, rhyming text, Rabe describes topics such as habitat, mating habits, and physical adaptations (for instance, the large ear holes that allow owls to hear their prey both above and below ground). Text boxes define words such as nocturnal and diurnal and provide pronunciation guides. Though the cartoon illustrations portray the activities of the various animals realistically, they are recognizably Seuss-like and will engage fans. VERDICT This simple and useful overview will bolster juvenile nonfiction easy reader collections.--Nancy Call, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA

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Tish Rabe
TISH RABE his the author of over 160 books for children--including 17 books in the Cat in the Hat's Learning Library series--among them There's No Place Like Space!; If I Ran the Rainforest; and Oh, the Things You Can Do That Are Good For You! To learn more about her, visit tishrabe.com.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication date
March 20, 2015
Cat in the Hat's Learning Library
BISAC categories
JNF051150 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Zoology
JNF003320 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Nocturnal
JNF045000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers | Beginner
Library of Congress categories
Adaptation (Biology)
Nocturnal animals
Cat in the Hat (Fictitious character)

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