The Sunset Switch

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NorthWord Press, May 1, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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The Sunset Switch reveals the moment when daytime animals go to sleep and nighttime animals take over. The text is packed with information about animals and their habits, and it's cleverly organized into six pairs of animals that eat the same foods. Swallows hunt mosquitoes during the day, and bats chase them at night. Other animals featured include the gray squirrel and flying squirrel, snowy egret and night heron, and butterfly and moth. The ending brings readers back to morning, when the sunrise switch begins. Perfect as either a bedtime story or a 'wake-up' book, this gorgeous picture book shows how the animal world takes turns. It also gives readers an exciting glimpse into the night.

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This is a strong piece of writing, great for covering the whole diurnal and nocturnal transition of wildlife. I was very impressed by this text. It doesn't beat you over the head with a multitude of ... Read full review

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User Review  - brendanFK - LibraryThing

The cover to this book got my attention right away. Burnett's striking gouache colors - deep sunset reds and twilight blues and purples leap off of the cover. Inside, Kudlinski's rhyming text pairs ... Read full review


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About the author (2005)

Kathleen Kudlinski is the author of a number of nonfiction books including our COFAs on Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, and Sojourner Truth, as well as some of the Women of Our Time series (Viking). She lives in Hartford, Connecticut.

Lindy Burnett is an award-winning advertising illustrator. She began illustrating children's books a few years ago and is the illustrator of the top-selling children's book The Book of Wizard Craft. Ms. Burnett lives in Madison Georgia.