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Something's out there in the dark!First Possum hears it. Then Skunk. Then Wolf comes running."What could it possibly be?" asks Bat."Night Animals!" the animals declare."But you are night animals," Bat informs this not-so-smart crew.Children will love the oh-so-funny animals in this twist on a cozy bedtime book....

Title : Night Animals
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ISBN : 9780451469540
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Night Animals Reviews

  • Archit Ojha
    2019-01-31 11:46

    Life becomes difficult to enjoy when you don't know who you are and what are your strengths!Night Animals would have been ruling the world, only if they acknowledged that THEY are night animals.

  • Pooja
    2019-02-05 19:45

    Everyone is scared of night animals and night animals don't know that they are the night animals !Will they realize it?

  • Laura
    2019-02-08 14:12

    Night Animals absolutely cracked me up!The idea that animals of the night could be scared of other creatures in the night was not only hilarious, but filled with easy messages for kids to see, learn, and laugh at. :) Possum had some of the best lines. But the bear hugging the wolf was my favorite picture. Haha...Made me giggle. These big, clear, dark pages show just how dark the dark can be and what or who can be in the shadows.We all get scared. Even bears, skunks, and bats. Recommended read. Turn on a light and check this one out!

  • Jillian Heise
    2019-02-08 15:11

    This book is adorable and hilarious! I am a big fan of Gianna Marino's illustration style, and I think her stories and animal characters are always charming, and the night animals in this story are no exception. I can see kids giggling their way through this book, especially at the opossum who plays dead each time it's scared. Night animals being scared of all the other night animals - it's a recipe for laughter. I can't wait to share this one with kids! I also appreciate the end papers which identify each of the animal characters (fruit bat, opossum, skunk, gray wolf, grizzly bear, and great horned owl) and gives their basic info and a few fun facts tying into the non-fiction element of the title.

  • Danielle
    2019-02-09 19:43

    Hahahahaha. Also, that possum character!

  • Edward Sullivan
    2019-01-29 15:02

    This funny, wonderfully designed and illustrated story about frightened nocturnal critters is a great one to share with children who have a fear of the dark.

  • J
    2019-02-12 16:13

    I wasn't a big fan of this. Thought it was kind of weird. That being said, the children I read it to were into it, and one of the teachers of a class I read it to asked for the name of it again after I was done. It's really great if you do a good job of using a scared voice and tense body language.

  • Karen Arendt
    2019-02-15 19:13

    The opossum in this picture book about night animals is so funny! While all the other night animals are afraid of noises made by night animals (they don't seem to get that they ARE night animals, until the bat points it out), the opossum decides to play dead, of course. But what were the night animals afraid of? The children camping out!

  • Carrie Charley Brown
    2019-02-06 19:13

    Not only is this super fun to read aloud, but it will make you laugh and help young children identify night animals without them even realizing it! The story also tackles nighttime fears, as so many kids are afraid of the dark and what lies within. They will laugh in the fear's face shown through the eyes of hilarious animals.

  • Teri
    2019-02-07 16:45

    What a great book! I bought this during a Scholastic book fair without previewing it -- which is always a risk. Mario has written and illustrated a fiction book, but it has a message to teach kids about nocturnal animals and about some of their characteristics. My daughter is 5 years old and she can read most of the book.

  • Lizzie
    2019-01-25 12:50

    A skittish possum, skunk, wolf, bear are afraid of "night animals" until a no nonsense bat sets them straight. Could be a fun read out with all the dialogue and big illustrations that could show well across the room, maybe even with a flashlight for dramatic effect. :)

  • Carrie Gelson
    2019-02-05 14:10

    This book is absolutely adorable. The perfect book for reading aloud at a story time for younger listeners. The perfect bedtime book to remind all soon to be sleepers that they are brave. A wonderful read aloud for any classroom to appreciate how clever and beautiful picture books can be.

  • Kate
    2019-02-06 20:08

    The illustrations are great, and the story is very cute. Poor night animals don't even know they're night animals! I love the panel after the bat tells them that they ARE night animals - ohhhhhhh!

  • Karen
    2019-02-11 18:45

    I got to be the skunk in a readers theater adaptation of this at the 2016 ILF Conference. So fun! Happy it's a YHBA nominee for 2017-18!

  • Janet
    2019-02-11 17:51

    This would be really fun to read out loud! It would be good for preschool storytime and younger elementary school students.

  • Niki (Daydream Reader)
    2019-01-23 15:49


  • Michele Knott
    2019-02-17 12:44

    I loved Possum. Poor little guy.I laughed out loud several times.

  • Kelly
    2019-02-11 18:12

    Night Animals by Gianna Marino is a nominee for the 2017-18 South Carolina Picture Book Award.Late one night, Skunk comes across Possum hiding in the forest. Skunk joins him in hiding from night animals (who are apparently terrifying). Soon, a wolf and a bear join them, and all these animals are scared until a bat informs them that they ARE night animals. With the click of a flashlight, however, these animals aren't the only beings in the forest wanting to run and hide!Night Animals is a funny look at animals that are most active at night. The Possum "playing possum" and getting sprayed by Skunk is particularly hilarious, as is the fearful embrace between Wolf and Bear. Young readers will be delighted by this quick read-aloud, and it will certainly make them want to learn more about these night animals and many more.

  • Brianna Cua
    2019-02-11 15:46

    I finally got to stop by our library on post and see what new picture books were available. Night Animals was on display and I had to bring it home and oh my is absolutely adorable! Night Animals is perfect to break the ice after the long winter break. It is funny, cute, and teaches several good lessons. I would highly recommend this book to anyone with littles who may need to be reminded that the dark isn't scary. This book would also be a great introduction for young readers wanting to learn more about nocturnal animals. Overall Night Animals is fun and funny to read and has a lot of different ways it can be used. 

  • Gretchen
    2019-02-18 20:04

    This is a cute book that looks at our fears and helps us to realize that everyone has them and we all react differently. With friends, we can overcome our fears, or at least find others to support us through them. I really like the storytelling ability of this book from the first end pages to the last, the story develops beautifully and just makes you laugh. Many times a 4th grade class needs a quicker read for a good laugh and to discuss how the book accomplished that. This will be one that I use for just those times.

  • WriteTheVision
    2019-02-03 18:45

    2.5 starsMy favorite thing about the book is actually the paper it's printed on. The glossy finish is nice. That said, I wish there was a bit more storytelling in the story. I read it aloud to my students since it's one of our California Young Reader Medal selections this year, and their response following the story was, "Dang, that was short!" "It went too fast!" That's it?!" ... See what I'm saying? A little more story would've been nice for all of us. Clearly, this one isn't going to get my students' vote.

  • JoyAnn
    2019-02-16 17:47

    For me it was probably more of a 3, but for my daughter, it was off the charts, so we'll go with a 4/5! My toddler LOVES this book. We borrowed it from the library, and I've probably read it to her at least 15 times over the last 3 days! As soon as I finish it, she wants to hear it again, so it's definitely a hit with young kids. The illustrations are well done, and it's a fun, silly story that's good for a quick read aloud.

  • Livingkim
    2019-01-24 11:51

    A 2017-2018 South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominee I'm reading during story time with my littles. The night animals (introduce nocturnal vocab) are sooooo scared of "night animals," and a hilarious skunk and possum interchange (behavior adaptations--yippee) are highlights of this fun, science-y book. I paired with nonfiction book Glow about bioluminescent animals and was a big hit with the kids. Love my book award nominees!

  • Cathy
    2019-02-18 11:50

    Something's out there in the dark! First Possum hears it. Then Skunk. Then Wolf comes running."What could it possibly be?" asks Bat. "Night Animals!" the animals declare."But you are night animals," Bat informs this not-so-smart crew.Clever illustrations in a very simplistic book, kids got a kick out of it, but K-2 at best.

  • Kelly
    2019-01-24 14:00

    Very cute and funny premise that nocturnal animals are scared of other animals too. Read it for a storytime (0-6 yo) and had the kids very excited about what would come next, but they mostly didn't get the punchline at the end. Paired well with an activity about identifying nocturnal animals.

  • Katy
    2019-01-29 12:04

    This is cute, but I think it has more value as a home read than as a storytime read. There's a lot of opportunity for discussion about what night animals are but too much room for discussion for storytime.

  • Lora Sutton
    2019-01-23 18:01

    Simply adorable! This is a great book to teach kids that they are not alone in their fears of the dark ! Cute characters ! My 6 and 7 year old children loved reading this book to me and taking turns doing the character voices !

  • Becky
    2019-02-05 16:48

    This is such a hilarious picture book! There is bonus factual information on the inside of the book jacket for each of the nocturnal animals featured. This book would make for a great read aloud with a small group of students playing the six different animal characters.

  • AMY
    2019-02-16 15:56

    This book has lots of bubble/dialogue boxes throughout. The illustrations are kind of cute. However, the overly simplistic story falls flat even with a little twist at the end. Not recommended.

  • Nomad nimrod
    2019-02-13 15:51

    good one.