Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Summary: An introduction to bioluminescence, showing a variety of glowing animals on a background of black pages with white text. The “how” of bioluminescence is very briefly described, as well as a variety of reasons why animals glow. An author’s note explains that some photos have been enlarged and that some are a bit blurry due to the difficulties of photographing animals deep in the ocean. Thumbnail photos and descriptions of all the animals are included on the last two pages. 32 pages; ages 4-7.
Pros: Bioluminescence is very cool! The photos are eye-catching and the text is simple enough for young children.
Cons: The explanation of why animals glow is very brief.