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By Laura Krauss Melmed

The tale opens with a relatives bustling approximately, cleansing condominium in practise for Hanukkah and, after sundown, lighting fixtures the 1st candle. Melmed lines their 8 nights jointly in a cycle of 25 brief, person poems, frequently or 3 on a double-page unfold. although they vary in tone, rhyme scheme, and size of strains, the poems create a continuing move from verse to verse and web page to web page. The verse and illustrations paintings good jointly, depicting the kinfolk as they assemble to mild the candles, percentage conventional meals and video games, and revel in the excitement of 1 another’s corporation. Created with pencil and pastels, the illustrations use lots of curved traces and deep, hot colours to depict the celebrations during this full of life, amiable loved ones. the ultimate double-page unfold deals the biblical tale of the holiday’s origins and a Hanukkah traditions word list of phrases akin to dreidel, gelt, and Tzedakah. This inviting photo ebook ends with the kin napping tight, wrapped in desires of candlelight.

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44 Ghost crab Green sea turtles 45 Which shark feeds mostly at night? The hammerhead. Some scientists have traced the daily activities of a group of hammerheads. By day, the sharks swim in circles around underwater mountains, called seamounts. At dusk, the sharks head for their feeding ground, a distance of about 10 to 15 miles (16 to 24 km). All night long, these sharks gulp down tremendous numbers of squid and different kinds of fish. At dawn, the hammerheads make their way back to the seamounts.

Either the horned owl doesn’t have much sense of smell—or it just holds its breath! 28 Spotted skunk Red fox 29 Giant desert hairy scorpion Sun spider 30 Are spiders night creatures? Some are. Among them are many hunting spiders that chase insects or lie in wait for them, instead of catching them in webs. All day long, these hunting spiders hide in nests they build out of the silk they spin from special glands in their body. When night falls, they leave their nests to search for food. Even though they have eight very small eyes, many of these spiders are nearly blind.

Are all frogs noisy at night? No, just the males. Both male and female frogs have vocal cords in their throats, just as we do. But in most species, only the males produce the sounds. They do this by pumping air over their vocal cords. To make the sounds louder, the frogs puff up their throats like balloons. They use these calls to attract females. 6 km) away. Where are frogs during the day? Some are hiding. These frogs keep cool and damp under rotting tree stumps, piles of leaves, mounds of mud, and around wells, docks, or bridges.

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