Where Do Ocean Creatures Sleep at Night?

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Pub Date 16 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 16 Apr 2024

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Description

Ocean animals sleep, just like you! This informative, rhyming picture book dives deep to look at where and how ocean animals sleep in the sea.

Many ocean animals are active during the day, but where and how do they sleep at night? From sharks to dolphins and sea turtles to octopuses, plus parrotfish and whales and more, discover what these ocean creatures do when it’s time to go to sleep and the day is through.

Where Do Ocean Creatures Sleep at Night? is newest addition to a three-book series, which includes Where Do Creatures Sleep at Night? and Where Do Big Creatures Sleep at Night?
Ocean animals sleep, just like you! This informative, rhyming picture book dives deep to look at where and how ocean animals sleep in the sea.

Many ocean animals are active during the day, but where...

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ISBN 9781623542979
PRICE $17.99 (USD)
PAGES 32

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Thank you to Steven J. Simmons, Clifford R. Simmons, Charlesbridge, and NetGalley for the ARC.

This book was cute and very informative. The artwork was beautiful. I read it with my child (5) and they liked it but it was a little hard to keep their attention towards the end because the book was a little long. I’m going to try reading it again at bedtime. All in all, I would definitely recommend this to others!!

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Wow! This was so good! The illustration in here was spectacular! It's colorful, rhymes, is incredibly informative and even pushes for kids to go to sleep! As a parent myself, that's a win all around! I would definitely recommend this book to families.

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A cute book about ocean animals and how they sleep! I think this would be a really cute bedtime story. I also loved the illustrations!!

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Just read with my daughter
I love how cute this book is with the illustrations!
Each page tells facts about the sea creatures on the page and then what they do to get to sleep, in the end I love how it shows human children and then how we sleep in dry beds ! This book would be amazing for a teacher and or home school mom wanting to teach on sea animals or a specific animal like sea turtles or sea horses ! Though is a fun read it has such amazing facts that children can truthfully learn from and will adore .

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My 3 and 5 year olds loved this book. They gave it a 10/10! I also loved it. It was very informative with a lot of facts about animals. The pictures were super cute too.

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This is such a wonderful story. The illustrations are gorgeous! You feel like you are underwater! I would recommend this for a classroom book case.

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I received this book as an ARC via NetGalley and am so happy I did. I read it to my kids before bed and they loved it! The pictures were beautiful and they enjoyed pointing out the various animals. I even learned a thing or two about how some of them sleep. The writing was well put together and flowed nicely with the rhymes. I am thankful for opportunity to involve my kiddos with the review!

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Thank you to Net Galley for this e copy of Where Do Creatures Sleep at Night? by Steven J Simmons in exchange for a honest review.This is a perfect bedtime story for the preschool set.Filled with rhyming info about different ocean creatures it is a perfect end of day read.It explains where ocean creatures rest and hide so they won’t be found by predators.Beautiful illustrations.

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I'm a teacher for children 3-6 and found this book lovely! The images are realistic and really pretty, which I think children will enjoy, plus the information is really interesyand engaging. The balance of image-text is really adequate for this age group and I love a nice book with rhymes! I think they always add something special since they are hearing other forms of language.
I really loved this book and definitely will buy it in print to add it to my school and personal library.
Thank you for the ark!

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To give appropriate feedback on Where Do Ocean Creatures Sleep At Night?, I read the book to our 2-year-old son:

The book "Where Do Ocean Creatures Sleep At Night?" quickly became a favorite after just one reading. Initially, my son wasn't paying attention, but as I read on, the illustrations and rhymes caught his attention. He even asked me to reread it (twice). We both started to understand the rhythm and flow of the book and were able to make a song that my son was nodding along to.

I really enjoyed reading this book by Simmons & Simmons because it presented a lot of factual information in an easy to understand and entertaining manner. The book's overall structure kept my son interested, and I even learned a thing or two about sea creatures myself.

My son enjoyed Harper's illustrations, naming several sea life he recognized.

I highly recommend Where Do Ocean Creatures Sleep At Night? for parents whose children are interested in ocean life, enjoy books that rhyme, or for those who want to add some non-fiction to their children's mini-libraries. I'm definitely planning to buy Where Do Ocean Creatures Sleep At Night? as soon as it is available.

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Children will easily follow this adorable nonfiction picture book! While the title indicates the focus is on where the animals sleep, the information does not stop there. Before the sleeping place is revealed, each creature gets a little rhyme informing the reader of something of the creature's nature. The sleeping place also gets its own rhyme making this a great book for little ones!

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Where Do Ocean Creatures Sleep At Night is a nonfiction book about ocean creatures’ way of living. From this book, you will find out about their characteristics and of course, how they sleep.

Because this book is a nonfiction book, I did not expect that the writing would be so beautifully engaging. I thought it would be straight-up to tell the reader some facts about ocean creatures, but apparently, it was not! The Simmonses use rhyme and their choice of words is beautiful. This book does not feel like nonfiction at all. It feels like a tale that you can read to your children at bedtime.

I highly recommend this book. It is not only informative but also entertaining, and the illustration is so pleasing to look at.

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The cover is astonishingly beautiful. My kids loved seeing the ocean and loved the story definitely a favorite.

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This book discusses many different ocean creatures and how/where they sleep. It is an interesting concept and one that I never really considered. There are pretty illustrations with great colors. The rhyming lines make it good for young readers.

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Thank you, Charlesbridge, for the advance reading copy.

I find this book so interesting. It’s full of illustrations and the most colourful pages!

The book tells the different sleep routines of different beings that are living in the ocean. It’s been shown in a fun and entertaining way! Surely I can guarantee that the adults reading along with will also learn a lot from this book.

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How cute was this!! My 6 year old and 1.5 year old twins love this story!! I’m able to read it to them on my fire tablet so they can see the pictures! They adore this story and I can’t wait to buy a physical copy for them!

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This was a beautifully illustrated book that takes the reader on an informative journey learning about many different sea creatures, what they do and where they sleep. At the end it even shows a child going to sleep and explains the importance of sleep (that's awesome)!

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This is such a sweet little book about different sea creatures and their sleep and daily behaviours. The words have such a beautiful rhythm and would be perfect for a night time story for little ones. I am definitely waiting until this book is released so I can purchase it for my 10-month old son.

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I definitely want to read more books by these authors. I’m 65 and learned a great deal about sea creatures. Well researched. This is a perfect book for a child, too, the intended audience. The story had a nice, relaxing cadence with interesting facts peppered in. Illustrations were outstanding. I gave this ARC an unbiased review. Definitely purchase if your child has an interest in marine life, making a trip to the sea or perfect for bedtime story. Highly recommend.

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This was a really sweet children’s book. The rhyming text was fun and kept my son engaged. The illustrations are bright and colorful. I could see this being a great bedtime story to read to young kids.

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This was so cute! It had rhyming and was a smooth read. It had lots of great information but done in a soothing bedtime story way. My child immediately asked for us to reread it and it also gave us the opportunity to elaborate on the different animals. 10/10 recommend

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This is a super cute and informative story that kiddos will love!

I love the rhyming throughout the book, and the images are beautifully done.

A great read for kids, especially those that are curious about the world around them.

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Written in rhyming couplets, Where do Ocean Creatures Sleep at Night, talks to us about the different characteristics of ocean creatures, such as what they eat and any predators that influences where they will sleep at night from the sting ray hidden on the seabed floor to the parrotfish and its mucus cocoon and the great white shark that need to swim whilst it sleeps.

The illustrations are striking they make the book a joy to turn each page. I particularly liked the blended colours which gave it a mystical feel. I really loved the otters.

This fun and informative book covers subjects of camouflage and safety and is full of fascinating facts. Would be a useful classroom resource for a topic on Habitats and Humans and Other Animals.

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I like it so much!!!
It's Avery colourful and informative. I like how it's rhyming!!!!!! A plus point for the sake of literature ✨

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Super cute book! My nature loving 5 year old enjoyed this book. This is one I would definitely be willing to have in our collection!

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Readers who enjoyed Where Do Diggers Sleep At Night may also enjoy this read. Similar in reading level and layout, this book has the added benefit of educating the reader about ocean habitats.

The drawings feel ethereal, like watercolor. The rhymes can be a bit clunky, with extra words added to make a rhyme.

Thank you NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Absolutely wonderful children's bed time story. The artwork is dreamy and beautiful. I love how the text rhymes. Besides the general nice sleepy mood, it's also educational. Really 10/10 children's book, and it's enjoyable for me as well. :-)

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The rhyming prose is well thought out and planned as well as delightful, but the wonderful illustrations by Ruth E. Harper are delightful, imaginative, detailed, and colorful which makes the words so much more fun.
Well suited for reading WITH someone of any age including ESL, and great for gifting to anyone, but especially to a school or public library!
I requested and received a free temporary e-book on Adobe Digital Editions from Charlesbridge via NetGalley. Thank you!

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Thank you, NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with the ebook in exchange for an honest review. This book felt like a fairy tale. The colorful illustrations elevated the content. The information in this book is presented very effectively through beautiful illustrations. It's a perfect choice for kids and they will fall in love with the wonderful creatures in the ocean.

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As the title suggests, this rhyming book shows where sea creatures sleep each night. I enjoyed that each animal featured is also shown during the day and facts are given about the animals before showing where they sleep. The illustrations are gorgeous! This will be the perfect addition to my ocean themed classroom!

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My kids always have questions like the ones answered in the book. Where do octopi hide when they sleep? Can dolphins still breathe when they sleep? How long do animals sleep? I didn't know all the facts in the book, so the authors dove deep to find some facts not commonly known by the general population. The illustrations were beautiful and very peaceful. I think reading this to a two or three year old might be a stretch unless they were very highly interested in the subject. I think the length and animals facts might be more appropriate for a five year old, and I know my ten year old animal lover would love it, too.

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These are great questions! Where do all these animals sleep at night?
The rhymes are great, the pictures are gorgeous, and there is a lot of science. It's obviously a bedtime book but it would be fun to read to a group and get the kids to act it out.
Thanks to NetGalley for letting me read this

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Great illustrations and descriptions! Enjoyed flipping through this and seeing the imagination put into each page.

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I received this DRC from NetGalley.

Cute book. The artwork is nice, and the information all rhymes. Nonfiction books for small children are always a good idea.

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With rhyming text, the author questions where certain commonly known ocean creatures sleep at night and reminds readers that sleep is important for all growing creatures, including children. Delightful illustrations accompany the text.

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As someone who loves the ocean and seeing the different creatures within it, I enjoyed reading this book to my little one.

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This is such a great book to share with kids before a beach trip or even during a marine science homeschool lesson. There were many different types of sea creatures discussed which I think adds to the engaging quality of the book. I think that this is a story that young ocean lovers would be a big fan of and also would be a great book for an ocean themed summer reading program.

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Where Do Ocean Creatures Sleep at Night is a super cute, well-written, and thoughtful book about ocean creatures and where they sleep. We've read lots of other "where do ____ sleep at night" books and enjoyed this iteration. It covered a lot of creatures and the illustrations were stunning. It was a perfect balance of informative and accessible. I would highly recommend to any kiddos interested in learning about animals, the sea, or doing a unit on sea creatures. This would be a great read aloud for teachers and librarians. It would also make a wonderful gift with tickets to an aquarium.

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"Where Do Ocean Creatures Sleep at Night?" by Steven J. Simmons and Clifford R. Simmons is a delightful and educational children's book that takes young readers on an enchanting journey into the hidden world of ocean creatures' bedtime routines. With its engaging narrative and charming illustrations, this book offers a unique perspective on marine life.

The story unfolds as it introduces a variety of marine animals, from sea otters to dolphins and jellyfish, and explores where and how they sleep beneath the waves. The authors use creative and relatable scenarios to describe the nighttime habits of these creatures. This approach not only captures children's imaginations but also educates them about the diverse and fascinating world of ocean habitats.

The book's illustrations, created by Clifford R. Simmons, are visually captivating, bringing the underwater world to life with vibrant colors and intricate details. The depictions of the various sea creatures and their sleeping habits are not only adorable but also highly informative.

"Where Do Ocean Creatures Sleep at Night?" serves as an excellent introduction to marine biology for young readers, promoting curiosity and a love for ocean animals. It encourages children to connect with the natural world and gain an appreciation for the wonders of the sea. The book also subtly instills important values such as conservation and respect for our oceans.

What sets this book apart is its combination of education and entertainment. The engaging storytelling and vivid imagery make learning about marine life an enjoyable experience for children. It is a perfect read-aloud book for parents, teachers, and caregivers, providing opportunities for discussions about the importance of marine conservation.

In summary, "Where Do Ocean Creatures Sleep at Night?" is a charming and informative addition to children's literature. It captures the beauty and mystery of the ocean while encouraging young minds to explore and understand the natural world. Steven J. Simmons and Clifford R. Simmons have created a book that not only entertains but also nurtures a sense of wonder and a lifelong love for marine life in young readers.

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This is a spectacular book!! From the artwork to the words, this book captures it all!! My 2 year old son loved listening to the book and looking at all of the wonderfully drawn pictures. It kept his attention!! I love that it rhymes and provides facts related to the various ocean creatures. I can't say enough great things about this book! We've actually read this book over and over again at bedtime. Since the book talks about how ocean creatures sleep at night, it is the perfect book to read your young ones before bed!! 5 Starts!!!

Thank you #NetGalley and #Charlesbridge for the opportunity to read this book early in exchange for a review. All opinions and thoughts are those of my own (and my son's opinions). #OceanCreatures #WhereDoOceanCreaturesSleepatNight

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This book has beautiful illustrations. The color differences between awake and asleep can lead to some great class discussion. I love when a book rhymes but the rhyming doesn’t take away from the content, which this book achieves! The book answers a great question, but doesn’t feel heavy in non-fiction.

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A beautifully illustrated non-fiction book about our friends under the sea. So many really fascinating facts about sea creatures that I bet you didn’t know. For instance, did you know octopus sleep in holes and can change color to blend in better with its surroundings while it sleeps? This book will make you appreciate how nature has given sea creatures special traits to keep them safe while they do something so simple as sleeping.

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