One Summer Night

by Tammi Salzano (Author)

One Summer Night
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
This science rhyming picture book for young readers captures the drama of turtle hatchlings trying to follow the Moon to make their way to the ocean. But what will happen if the Moon doesn't shine brightly the night they hatch or lights from nearby homes distract them? How will they get to the ocean in time? Backmatter details the lifecycle of a turtle and the seven turtle species.
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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1—Baby turtle hatchlings make their way to the ocean. It's a summer evening on a beach, and the moon hides behind clouds, giving the babies a chance to make it to the sea before the seagulls get them. The night is full of lightning and thunder. The hatchlings try to huddle safely, but they are lost, until a small girl with a flashlight guides them and other humans create a safe path to the ocean. With brown skin, a bright yellow slicker, and red spectacles, the girl is there when the turtles send their "heartfelt thanks" back to the humans. Despite back matter about many kinds of turtles, this is a capricious look at the hatching process, and will lead some children into more serious explorations of the topic. VERDICT Delightful in the telling, with friendly, smiling turtles welcoming children into its pages, this is soft on biology but wonderfully accessible.—Annmarie Braithwaite, New York P.L.,

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Tammi Salzano
Tammi Salzano grew up in upstate New York and has been involved in children's books for 25 years. She has written more than 50 books for young readers and has edited countless more. When she's not busy searching for a word that rhymes with "together," she can be found baking cookies and taking too many pictures of her cats. Several years ago, she decided to escape the cold weather and now lives with her family in sunny Florida.

Morena Forza spent three years as a pixel artist before becoming a freelance illustrator in 2010, with her work appearing in both trade and educational books, magazines, and puzzles. Morena lives in Turin, not too far from the Alps, with her partner, Luigi, and their dog, Sabrina. When she is not drawing or writing her blog, she enjoys baking, taking long walks, visiting new books shops, and catching up with friends over a nice cup of tea.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Reycraft Books
Publication date
May 20, 2021
BISAC categories
JUV029000 - Juvenile Fiction | Nature & the Natural World | General
JUV001000 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
JUV002240 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Turtles
Library of Congress categories
Stories in rhyme
Sea stories

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