Friday, 19 April 2019

ReadItDaddy's Book of the Week - Week Ending 19th April 2019: "When The Stars Come Out" by Nicola Edwards and Lucy Cartwright (360 Degrees Publishing)

Our Book of the Week this week shows that there's nothing to be afraid of in the dark. In fact, when the sun goes down you might find that the night-time world is every bit as fascinating as the daytime.

"When the Stars come out" by Nicola Edwards and Lucy Cartwright is a thoroughly detailed and absolutely fascinating look at our world when shrouded in darkness.

Beginning with a look to the stars and a guide to the constellations and other amazing things we might see in the night sky, the book goes on to encompass a wealth of subjects that aren't just all about space or the stellar skyscape, but takes a look at how we humans are affected by the darkness, and how our friends in the animal kingdom also use the night-time as well.

There are many myths and legends surrounding the fall of night, and these too are examined - along with the mythical creatures that we've dreamed up in oral history and written stories, passed down from generation to generation.

For us, the really amazing facts marry perfectly with gorgeous stylish illustrations to bring this fascinating subject to life. The best bits were the passages about how important sleep is, like a thorough recharge of our bodies' depleted energy levels.

What an amazing book. Definitely not to be missed.

Sum this book up in a sentence: A huge book filled to the brim with amazing facts and nuggets of info around the cover of darkness and the fall of night, with truly stunning illustrations lending it a real touch of class.

"When the Stars Come Out" by Nicola Edwards and Lucy Cartwright is out now, published by 360 Degrees Publishing (kindly supplied for review).