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Twilight Hunt in English (HB)

Twilight Hunt in English (HB)
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A twilight background creates a magical microcosm where strange creatures cleverly camouflage themselves to become invisible to predators. The Screetch Owl squints its eyes to track its prey and, together with the reader, seeks out the amazing beings hidden among the bark and leaves. Oliver appends much useful information including a key indicating where animals are hidden on each page.


Product ID: 505009     ISBN-10: 159572107X
Category: Children's Books
Supporting language: English
Platforms/media types: Printed Matter
Specifications: Age Range: 5 and up
Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
Hardcover: 40 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 159572107X
ISBN-13: 978-1595721075
Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
A screech-owl parent on the hunt has a hard night in this demonstration of how animals use camouflage or disguise to escape danger. Done in a mix of linocut, paint and collage, the close-up illustrations show a succession of rough tree trunks, intertwined grasses and speckled rocks on all of which, as sharp-eyed observers will notice, dozens of spiders, insects, frogs and other creatures are hidden. Missing all of these, but finally snatching a Luna moth, the screech owl herself then has to freeze against a mottled trunk to avoid the attention of a much larger great horned owl. Along with a general discussion of crypsis in nature, Oliver appends visual keys with specific identifications to all of the wildlife in this eye-opening introduction. A good prelude for a field trip of the outdoorsy sort. --Kirkus Reviews

In a stunning portrayal of predator and prey, a screech owl hunts at twilight to feed her three babies. Oliver's signature linocuts enhanced with paint and pencils will project for a group and will intrigue individual viewers who can look for nocturnal creatures that use disguise or camouflage to hide among the tall grasses, craggy tree bark, and mottled rocks. The swooping owl just misses several targets before she catches a giant luna moth, and then, with feathers pulled tight and ear tufts high hides herself to escape a great horned owl. Oliver's elegant text is highly descriptive and action packed. Early-literacy preschool programs will find the writing techniques supportive of their goals, and effortlessly so, because an expert use of synonyms will promote vocabulary building. To help teachers and parents, a simple dialogic-reading opportunity is supported by additional scientific explanations of camouflage and disguise at the end, and for visual learners, a seek-and-find game map will add some fun. --School Library Journal

What distinguishes this simple tale is its illustrations in linocent print medium, combined with paint, pencil, and collage... Highly recommended. --Midwest Book Review In a stunning portrayal of predator and prey, a screech owl hunts at twilight to feed her three babies. Oliver's signature linocuts enhanced with paint and pencils will project for a group and will intrigue individual viewers who can look for nocturnal creatures that use disguise or camouflage to hide among the tall grasses, craggy tree bark, and mottled rocks. The swooping owl just misses several targets before she catches a giant luna moth, and then, with feathers pulled tight and ear tufts high hides herself to escape a great horned owl. Oliver's elegant text is highly descriptive and action packed. Early-literacy preschool programs will find the writing techniques supportive of their goals, and effortlessly so, because an expert use of synonyms will promote vocabulary building. To help teachers and parents, a simple dialogic-reading opportunity is supported by additional scientific explanations of camouflage and disguise at the end, and for visual learners, a seek-and-find game map will add some fun. --School Library Journal What distinguishes this simple tale is its illustrations in linocent print medium, combined with paint, pencil, and collage... Highly recommended. --Midwest Book Review About the Author Narelle Oliver is an Australian author-illustrator of a number of award-winning picture books including The Best Beak in Boonaroo Bay, Mermaids Most Amazing, Sand Swimmers and Home. Narelle was inspired to write and illustrate Twilight Hunt after exploring the oak hickory forest and remnant prairie on a property belonging to friends in southern Illinois.