GLOW Reviewed in the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal was the latest publication to give GLOW a “glowing” review (sorry! had to do that):

Each page of “Glow: Animals With Their Own Night-Lights” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 32 pages, $17.99) is an exercise in near-total blackness punctuated by a radiant marvel. “Bioluminescence is when living things make their own light,” W.H. Beck explains as she takes children ages 6-12 through a stunning series of photographs, each accompanied by a bit of explanatory text. Here is a glowing sucker octopus, with its limbs spread out, pumpkin-colored, looking like a just-exploded Roman candle in the night sky. And here is the spooky arching shape of a Tomopterisworm, whose reasons for submarine bioluminescence are still not understood. Mysterious and sculptural, the creatures in this arresting book are, in the oldest and best sense of the phrase, totally awesome.

 

See all of GLOW’s reviews here.