{"id":4789740077135,"title":"Summertime Sleepers","handle":"summertime-sleepers","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: large;\" size=\"4\"\u003eSummertime Sleepers\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: medium;\" size=\"3\"\u003eAnimals that Estivate\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e \u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/melissa-stewart\"\u003eMelissa Stewart\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/sarah-brannen\"\u003eSarah S. Brannen\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHere comes summer: time to take a break!\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhat do mourning cloak butterflies have in common with pixie frogs and yellow-bellied marmots? They all estivate, or sleep through summer.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEveryone knows about hibernation, but this book by award-winning author Melissa Stewart offers young readers a lyrical look at its fascinating warm-weather counterpart—estivation. Beautiful watercolor illustrations by Sarah S. Brannen reveal a wealth of details about each animal. Discover how some creatures survive by snoozing through the hottest days of the year.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/QDiviS26ZI0\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/feathers\"\u003eFeathers: Not Just for Flying\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/seashells\"\u003eSeashells: More Than a Home\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/no-monkeys-no-chocolate\"\u003eNo Monkeys, No Chocolate\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/summertime-sleepers-spread.jpg?v=1600278456\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-shape=\"round\" defer async=\"\" type=\"text\/javascript\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"medium-cover\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Summertime Sleepers cover\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/summertime-sleepers-cover.jpg?v=1600277647\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/summertime-sleepers-cover-hires.jpg.zip?v=1600277647\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/summertime-sleepers-teachers-guide.pdf?v=1599575729\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Teacher's Guide\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/summertime-sleepers-readers-theater.pdf?v=1599575908\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Readers Theater\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMelissa Stewart, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMelissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than one hundred and fifty science books for children, including \u003cem\u003eFeathers: Not Just for Flying; No Monkeys, No Chocolate;\u003c\/em\u003e and \u003cem\u003eSeashells: More than a Home\u003c\/em\u003e. She lives in Acton, Massachusetts.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/melissa-stewart\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Melissa Stewart.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSarah S. Brannen, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSarah S. Brannen is the author and illustrator of \u003cem\u003eMadame Martine\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem\u003eUncle Bobby's Wedding\u003c\/em\u003e, and the illustrator of \u003cem\u003eFeathers: Not Just for Flying; Digging for Troy: From Homer to Hisarlik;\u003c\/em\u003e and \u003cem\u003eAt Home in Her Tomb: Lady Dai and the Ancient Chinese Treasures of Mawangdui.\u003c\/em\u003e She lives in Massachusetts.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/sarah-s-brannen\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Sarah S. Brannen.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eA 2021 Junior Library Guild pick\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cb\u003eParents Magazine\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHibernating in the summer is a thing for some animals, and Stewart, a science writer, hooks kids on the concept of estivation from page 1. Fun facts about the sleeping habits of a dozen animals like spotted turtles and desert hedgehogs help kids realize that nature is so cool. Brannen’s watercolors depicting the species while active and at rest add to the wow factor.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?4673889858015672850\"\u003e \u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eShelf Awareness\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEmploying her splendid talent for making science cool, Melissa Stewart (\u003ci\u003eCan an Aardvark Bark?\u003c\/i\u003e) introduces young readers to creatures that go dormant not through the winter, but during the summer. Hibernation is a well-known concept; estivation less so; Stewart aims to change that. Her enthusiasm for these unfamiliar snoozers, combined with stunningly realistic watercolor illustrations by Sarah S. Brannen (illustrator of Stewart's Feathers: Not Just for Flying), make summer sleepers the superstars in the charming nonfiction picture book Summertime Sleepers: Animals that Estivate.\u003cbr\u003e The main text offers general groupings of animals that estivate: \"Some hard-shelled creatures climb up high for a nap...\/ ...while others doze underground.\" Then, in secondary narratives, specific critters take the spotlight: \"When the days grow long and hot, land snails cling to tree branches and seal their shells shut. Their heart rates slow, and they barely breathe as they wait for cooler days.\" To offer even more information for eager learners, a black-and-white logbook page appears amid the lush colors of the illustrations. The page includes the animals' scientific names, sizes and detailed sketches an observer might record while watching them.\u003cbr\u003e Fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals all appear on the pages of Stewart's ode to summer sleepers. They live in locations around the globe: mountains in Pakistan, rivers in Germany, swamps in Florida. And each adds a distinctive twist to the dormancy state, like the mangrove killifish that \"jump across land, flipping head-over-tail, until they find a hollow log\" or the pixie frog, which slumbers in a cocoon that it eats at the end of estivation. The facts are fascinating and fun, luring readers further and further into the curious concept of sleeping through the summer. End matter caps off this marvelous book, with \"More About Animals that Estivate\" and additional reading suggestions.\u003cbr\u003e Brannen's art is as captivating as the information it illuminates. The lifelike depictions include vital intricacies--variegated shading on the shells of the snails, wisps of whiskers on the yellow-bellied marmot--as well as a sense of depth and texture. The illustrations are not only incredibly enjoyable, they're accurate and informative. Summertime Sleepers is a gem that should spark children's interest in science, in the world around them and in the joy of learning. And what better bedtime reading than a book that features everyone sleeping? \u003cbr\u003e \u003cb\u003eShelf Talker:\u003c\/b\u003e Melissa Stewart and Sarah Brannen team up again in this dazzling picture book about the wonders of animals that sleep not through the winter, but through the summer.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cb\u003eBooklist\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhile most kids know about hibernators, few have heard of estivators, animals that experience a prolonged dormant state during the summer. This colorful book introduces a dozen summer sleepers. Each appears on a double-page spread complete with a sentence in large type, a somewhat longer section of text in smaller type, and a notebook-style feature that includes sketches of the animal and indicates its actual size, range location, and scientific name. Representing groups as diverse as insects, crustaceans, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals, the animals include the tiny mangrove killifish that flips head-over-tail until it lands in a water-filled hollow log, and the versatile yellow-bellied marmot, which outdoes itself by hibernating and estivating. Some animals use burrows abandoned by other creatures, while others make their own nests for estivation. Stewart’s lively text offers entertaining factoids while clearly explaining how different animals use estivation to survive in hot, dry places. Brannen’s pleasing illustrations, both sketches and watercolor scenes, enable the audience to envision the animals within their habitats. An attractive science book on an uncommon but interesting topic.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cb\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\nThis picture book provides an appealing survey of a dozen animals that estivate. Brannen’s simple, adept illustration on the cover introduces a pleasing pictorial scheme. The brief text highlights different places where animals sleep, including tree crevices, muddy hollows, and empty rodent holes. Ladybugs, fish, butterflies, lizards, and the yellow-bellied marmot are featured. Each spread depicts two views of the resting animal. Gentle watercolor scenes include a small black-and-white page that resembles a guidebook entry, which offers a sketch of the animal, its name, and brief facts. Readers learn that scientists have recently given more attention to the study of estivation. End material offers more details about each animal. Author and illustrator notes, a bibliography, and a substantial list of print and online resources are included. VERDICT A well-crafted and attractive text for animal fans, and a suitable introduction to the scientific concept of estivation.\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-716-7\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-888-7 EPUB\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 6-9\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 40\u003cbr\u003e10 x 8\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2020-09-16T13:56:41-04:00","created_at":"2020-09-16T13:22:38-04:00","vendor":"Charlesbridge","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Age_Ages 6-10","Browse by Fiction\/Nonfiction_Nonfiction","Browse by Format_Picture Book","Browse by Language_English","Browse by Subject_Animals \u0026 Dinosaurs","Browse by Subject_Science \u0026 Nature"],"price":1699,"price_min":1699,"price_max":1699,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":32595391447119,"title":"Hardcover","option1":"Hardcover","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":null,"requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Summertime Sleepers - Hardcover","public_title":"Hardcover","options":["Hardcover"],"price":1699,"weight":369,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":10,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":null,"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/SummertimeSleepers_notfnl_300.jpg?v=1611770027"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/SummertimeSleepers_notfnl_300.jpg?v=1611770027","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":"Summertime Sleepers book cover","id":7829257748559,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.25,"height":2400,"width":3000,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/SummertimeSleepers_notfnl_300.jpg?v=1600278695"},"aspect_ratio":1.25,"height":2400,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/SummertimeSleepers_notfnl_300.jpg?v=1600278695","width":3000}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: large;\" size=\"4\"\u003eSummertime Sleepers\u003c\/span\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: medium;\" size=\"3\"\u003eAnimals that Estivate\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e \u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/melissa-stewart\"\u003eMelissa Stewart\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/sarah-brannen\"\u003eSarah S. Brannen\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHere comes summer: time to take a break!\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhat do mourning cloak butterflies have in common with pixie frogs and yellow-bellied marmots? They all estivate, or sleep through summer.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEveryone knows about hibernation, but this book by award-winning author Melissa Stewart offers young readers a lyrical look at its fascinating warm-weather counterpart—estivation. Beautiful watercolor illustrations by Sarah S. Brannen reveal a wealth of details about each animal. Discover how some creatures survive by snoozing through the hottest days of the year.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/QDiviS26ZI0\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/feathers\"\u003eFeathers: Not Just for Flying\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/seashells\"\u003eSeashells: More Than a Home\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/no-monkeys-no-chocolate\"\u003eNo Monkeys, No Chocolate\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/summertime-sleepers-spread.jpg?v=1600278456\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-shape=\"round\" defer async=\"\" type=\"text\/javascript\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"medium-cover\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Summertime Sleepers cover\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/summertime-sleepers-cover.jpg?v=1600277647\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/summertime-sleepers-cover-hires.jpg.zip?v=1600277647\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/summertime-sleepers-teachers-guide.pdf?v=1599575729\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Teacher's Guide\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/summertime-sleepers-readers-theater.pdf?v=1599575908\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Readers Theater\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMelissa Stewart, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMelissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than one hundred and fifty science books for children, including \u003cem\u003eFeathers: Not Just for Flying; No Monkeys, No Chocolate;\u003c\/em\u003e and \u003cem\u003eSeashells: More than a Home\u003c\/em\u003e. She lives in Acton, Massachusetts.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/melissa-stewart\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Melissa Stewart.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSarah S. Brannen, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSarah S. Brannen is the author and illustrator of \u003cem\u003eMadame Martine\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem\u003eUncle Bobby's Wedding\u003c\/em\u003e, and the illustrator of \u003cem\u003eFeathers: Not Just for Flying; Digging for Troy: From Homer to Hisarlik;\u003c\/em\u003e and \u003cem\u003eAt Home in Her Tomb: Lady Dai and the Ancient Chinese Treasures of Mawangdui.\u003c\/em\u003e She lives in Massachusetts.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/sarah-s-brannen\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Sarah S. Brannen.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eA 2021 Junior Library Guild pick\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cb\u003eParents Magazine\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHibernating in the summer is a thing for some animals, and Stewart, a science writer, hooks kids on the concept of estivation from page 1. Fun facts about the sleeping habits of a dozen animals like spotted turtles and desert hedgehogs help kids realize that nature is so cool. Brannen’s watercolors depicting the species while active and at rest add to the wow factor.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?4673889858015672850\"\u003e \u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eShelf Awareness\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEmploying her splendid talent for making science cool, Melissa Stewart (\u003ci\u003eCan an Aardvark Bark?\u003c\/i\u003e) introduces young readers to creatures that go dormant not through the winter, but during the summer. Hibernation is a well-known concept; estivation less so; Stewart aims to change that. Her enthusiasm for these unfamiliar snoozers, combined with stunningly realistic watercolor illustrations by Sarah S. Brannen (illustrator of Stewart's Feathers: Not Just for Flying), make summer sleepers the superstars in the charming nonfiction picture book Summertime Sleepers: Animals that Estivate.\u003cbr\u003e The main text offers general groupings of animals that estivate: \"Some hard-shelled creatures climb up high for a nap...\/ ...while others doze underground.\" Then, in secondary narratives, specific critters take the spotlight: \"When the days grow long and hot, land snails cling to tree branches and seal their shells shut. Their heart rates slow, and they barely breathe as they wait for cooler days.\" To offer even more information for eager learners, a black-and-white logbook page appears amid the lush colors of the illustrations. The page includes the animals' scientific names, sizes and detailed sketches an observer might record while watching them.\u003cbr\u003e Fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals all appear on the pages of Stewart's ode to summer sleepers. They live in locations around the globe: mountains in Pakistan, rivers in Germany, swamps in Florida. And each adds a distinctive twist to the dormancy state, like the mangrove killifish that \"jump across land, flipping head-over-tail, until they find a hollow log\" or the pixie frog, which slumbers in a cocoon that it eats at the end of estivation. The facts are fascinating and fun, luring readers further and further into the curious concept of sleeping through the summer. End matter caps off this marvelous book, with \"More About Animals that Estivate\" and additional reading suggestions.\u003cbr\u003e Brannen's art is as captivating as the information it illuminates. The lifelike depictions include vital intricacies--variegated shading on the shells of the snails, wisps of whiskers on the yellow-bellied marmot--as well as a sense of depth and texture. The illustrations are not only incredibly enjoyable, they're accurate and informative. Summertime Sleepers is a gem that should spark children's interest in science, in the world around them and in the joy of learning. And what better bedtime reading than a book that features everyone sleeping? \u003cbr\u003e \u003cb\u003eShelf Talker:\u003c\/b\u003e Melissa Stewart and Sarah Brannen team up again in this dazzling picture book about the wonders of animals that sleep not through the winter, but through the summer.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cb\u003eBooklist\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhile most kids know about hibernators, few have heard of estivators, animals that experience a prolonged dormant state during the summer. This colorful book introduces a dozen summer sleepers. Each appears on a double-page spread complete with a sentence in large type, a somewhat longer section of text in smaller type, and a notebook-style feature that includes sketches of the animal and indicates its actual size, range location, and scientific name. Representing groups as diverse as insects, crustaceans, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals, the animals include the tiny mangrove killifish that flips head-over-tail until it lands in a water-filled hollow log, and the versatile yellow-bellied marmot, which outdoes itself by hibernating and estivating. Some animals use burrows abandoned by other creatures, while others make their own nests for estivation. Stewart’s lively text offers entertaining factoids while clearly explaining how different animals use estivation to survive in hot, dry places. Brannen’s pleasing illustrations, both sketches and watercolor scenes, enable the audience to envision the animals within their habitats. An attractive science book on an uncommon but interesting topic.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cb\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\nThis picture book provides an appealing survey of a dozen animals that estivate. Brannen’s simple, adept illustration on the cover introduces a pleasing pictorial scheme. The brief text highlights different places where animals sleep, including tree crevices, muddy hollows, and empty rodent holes. Ladybugs, fish, butterflies, lizards, and the yellow-bellied marmot are featured. Each spread depicts two views of the resting animal. Gentle watercolor scenes include a small black-and-white page that resembles a guidebook entry, which offers a sketch of the animal, its name, and brief facts. Readers learn that scientists have recently given more attention to the study of estivation. End material offers more details about each animal. Author and illustrator notes, a bibliography, and a substantial list of print and online resources are included. VERDICT A well-crafted and attractive text for animal fans, and a suitable introduction to the scientific concept of estivation.\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-716-7\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-888-7 EPUB\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 6-9\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 40\u003cbr\u003e10 x 8\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

Summertime Sleepers

Summertime Sleepers
Animals that Estivate

By: Melissa Stewart / Illustrated by: Sarah S. Brannen

Here comes summer: time to take a break!

What do mourning cloak butterflies have in common with pixie frogs and yellow-bellied marmots? They all estivate, or sleep through summer.

Everyone knows about hibernation, but this book by award-winning author Melissa Stewart offers young readers a lyrical look at its fascinating warm-weather counterpart—estivation. Beautiful watercolor illustrations by Sarah S. Brannen reveal a wealth of details about each animal. Discover how some creatures survive by snoozing through the hottest days of the year.

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Melissa Stewart, author

Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than one hundred and fifty science books for children, including Feathers: Not Just for Flying; No Monkeys, No Chocolate; and Seashells: More than a Home. She lives in Acton, Massachusetts.

Read more about Melissa Stewart.

Sarah S. Brannen, illustrator

Sarah S. Brannen is the author and illustrator of Madame Martine, Uncle Bobby's Wedding, and the illustrator of Feathers: Not Just for Flying; Digging for Troy: From Homer to Hisarlik; and At Home in Her Tomb: Lady Dai and the Ancient Chinese Treasures of Mawangdui. She lives in Massachusetts.

Read more about Sarah S. Brannen.

  • A 2021 Junior Library Guild pick

Parents Magazine

Hibernating in the summer is a thing for some animals, and Stewart, a science writer, hooks kids on the concept of estivation from page 1. Fun facts about the sleeping habits of a dozen animals like spotted turtles and desert hedgehogs help kids realize that nature is so cool. Brannen’s watercolors depicting the species while active and at rest add to the wow factor.

Shelf Awareness, starred review

Employing her splendid talent for making science cool, Melissa Stewart (Can an Aardvark Bark?) introduces young readers to creatures that go dormant not through the winter, but during the summer. Hibernation is a well-known concept; estivation less so; Stewart aims to change that. Her enthusiasm for these unfamiliar snoozers, combined with stunningly realistic watercolor illustrations by Sarah S. Brannen (illustrator of Stewart's Feathers: Not Just for Flying), make summer sleepers the superstars in the charming nonfiction picture book Summertime Sleepers: Animals that Estivate.
The main text offers general groupings of animals that estivate: "Some hard-shelled creatures climb up high for a nap.../ ...while others doze underground." Then, in secondary narratives, specific critters take the spotlight: "When the days grow long and hot, land snails cling to tree branches and seal their shells shut. Their heart rates slow, and they barely breathe as they wait for cooler days." To offer even more information for eager learners, a black-and-white logbook page appears amid the lush colors of the illustrations. The page includes the animals' scientific names, sizes and detailed sketches an observer might record while watching them.
Fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals all appear on the pages of Stewart's ode to summer sleepers. They live in locations around the globe: mountains in Pakistan, rivers in Germany, swamps in Florida. And each adds a distinctive twist to the dormancy state, like the mangrove killifish that "jump across land, flipping head-over-tail, until they find a hollow log" or the pixie frog, which slumbers in a cocoon that it eats at the end of estivation. The facts are fascinating and fun, luring readers further and further into the curious concept of sleeping through the summer. End matter caps off this marvelous book, with "More About Animals that Estivate" and additional reading suggestions.
Brannen's art is as captivating as the information it illuminates. The lifelike depictions include vital intricacies--variegated shading on the shells of the snails, wisps of whiskers on the yellow-bellied marmot--as well as a sense of depth and texture. The illustrations are not only incredibly enjoyable, they're accurate and informative. Summertime Sleepers is a gem that should spark children's interest in science, in the world around them and in the joy of learning. And what better bedtime reading than a book that features everyone sleeping?
Shelf Talker: Melissa Stewart and Sarah Brannen team up again in this dazzling picture book about the wonders of animals that sleep not through the winter, but through the summer.

Booklist

While most kids know about hibernators, few have heard of estivators, animals that experience a prolonged dormant state during the summer. This colorful book introduces a dozen summer sleepers. Each appears on a double-page spread complete with a sentence in large type, a somewhat longer section of text in smaller type, and a notebook-style feature that includes sketches of the animal and indicates its actual size, range location, and scientific name. Representing groups as diverse as insects, crustaceans, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals, the animals include the tiny mangrove killifish that flips head-over-tail until it lands in a water-filled hollow log, and the versatile yellow-bellied marmot, which outdoes itself by hibernating and estivating. Some animals use burrows abandoned by other creatures, while others make their own nests for estivation. Stewart’s lively text offers entertaining factoids while clearly explaining how different animals use estivation to survive in hot, dry places. Brannen’s pleasing illustrations, both sketches and watercolor scenes, enable the audience to envision the animals within their habitats. An attractive science book on an uncommon but interesting topic.

School Library Journal

This picture book provides an appealing survey of a dozen animals that estivate. Brannen’s simple, adept illustration on the cover introduces a pleasing pictorial scheme. The brief text highlights different places where animals sleep, including tree crevices, muddy hollows, and empty rodent holes. Ladybugs, fish, butterflies, lizards, and the yellow-bellied marmot are featured. Each spread depicts two views of the resting animal. Gentle watercolor scenes include a small black-and-white page that resembles a guidebook entry, which offers a sketch of the animal, its name, and brief facts. Readers learn that scientists have recently given more attention to the study of estivation. End material offers more details about each animal. Author and illustrator notes, a bibliography, and a substantial list of print and online resources are included. VERDICT A well-crafted and attractive text for animal fans, and a suitable introduction to the scientific concept of estivation.

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