Bergers Book Reviews

Day & Night in the Swamp

Author: Gerard Cheshire
Illustrator: Martin Camm
Publisher: Hammond
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 978-0843-709742
Price: $14.99

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The swamp is a magical and mysterious place, both by day and by night. Day & Night in the Swamp shows us the different kinds of swamp areas and the animals that live there.

This beautifully illustrated book includes a four-page spread for both the daytime and nighttime scenes. Then, following the spreads, the high ground, marshland, open water and swamp edge are shown in detail, along with the animals that live in that habitat.

Each area of the swamp is explained in greater detail, and a paragraph for each animal describes a little about his activities in the daytime or at night. Eating habits, nesting behavior, and the ability to camouflage themselves and blend into their surroundings are some of the topics covered.

While this is not a comprehensive guide to swamp life, Day & Night in the Swamp is so beautifully illustrated that it will join our bird and wildlife books as a reference. Anyone who loves nature and wildlife will enjoy this book.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

December 18, 2009 - Posted by | nature

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