Daytime Nighttime

William Low; illustrations by William Low

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Who likes the day? Butterflies. Who likes the night? Owls.
Who is working today? Beavers. Who is flying tonight? Bats.
Readers turn the pages to reveal what animals are doing during the day and at night.


Praise for Daytime Nighttime

Praise for Daytime Nightime:

"A captivating concept book, a lovely introduction to the natural rhythms of the animal kingdom, and a sweet selection to share at the end of a busy day." - School Library Journal

"Calming and soothing . . . A lovely way to introduce children to the natural world." - Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Machines Go to Work:

* “This design, along with terrific sound effects, encourages listeners to join in the reading. . . . Low’s digital art brightly colors each page with slightly impressionistic tones. Let these machines do all the work; the reading about them is pure pleasure.” —The Horn Book Magazine, starred review

“Surprising use of color (a railroad crossing sign lights up against a swirling lavender backdrop) make the mechanical subject matter, always a favorite, spring off the page.” —Publishers Weekly

* “This well-constructed picture book is a surefire hit.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“Combining the excitement of powerful machines in action with reminders of how they help humans, Low adds a surprising dimension to the familiar story of vehicles at work. Children mesmerized by the vrooming motion will be drawn by the unframed, double-page spreads and big flaps that open to show overviews and close-ups of trucks, trains, and boats.” —Booklist

“With glorious saturated colors, William Low demonstrates how various vehicles and vessels keep a community operating efficiently.” —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Chinatown:

“Low’s full-bleed oil paintings glow with red, gold, green, and turquoise.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Vividly brought to life in full-page, vibrant oil paintings.” —School Library Journal

"Low brings a warm, honeyed sense of light to each scene, and the bare-bones narrative and up-close imagery make a strong impact." -Publishers Weekly

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  • William Low; illustrations by William Low

  • William Low is the author and illustrator of Machines Go to Work in the City, Chinatown, and the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Old Penn Station. Mr. Low is a four-time silver medal winner at the Society of Illustrators. He teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

  • William Low
    William Low


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Daytime Nighttime

William Low; illustrations by William Low



Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)