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One Dark Night

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  7 reviews
One dark night, Jonathan watches from his window as a summer storm rumbles in the distance. Outside, a stray cat searches the bushes for something. As lightning flashes and the first heavy raindrops begin to fall, Jonathan worries: will the stray cat find what she's looking for before the thunderstorm is upon them? Young listeners will delight in the drama of a summer stor ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 21st 2001 by Viking Juvenile
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Jul 02, 2012 Relyn rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents of younger children
Recommended to Relyn by: spotted at the library
Our local branch of the library has installed huge bins for the story books and they create face out shelving. Honestly, that's the only way to go if you want to pull in readers and get them browsing. That's really why I've been reading so many storybooks this summer. Too many to miss and so easy to spot in the huge child's eye level bins.

One Dark Night is a little young for my child or my students, but it was wonderful. I think it would be a nice read aloud if your child is afraid of storms. O
Sweet story about a mother's love and compassion to animals. I loved the illustrations and the lessons it taught to children about the care of animals and putting "emotions" onto animals.
Crystal Jackson
Children can learn some new things about cats in this book. This book also has some great vocabulary words that have to do with a store such as lightning, thunder, etc.
A stray cat is welcomed into the home a family, but she doesn't stay long. She makes three trips into the storm to bring in her three small kittens. I really enjoyed how the author used the concept of counting seconds between lightening and thunder to determine how far away the storm is. This concept could lead to a discussion on the speed in which light and sound travel.
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
This is a simple, cute story about a boy who helps a stray mama cat get her kittens in out of the storm. I liked how the author interjected the way you tell how far a storm is away by counting the seconds between the lightning flash and the boom of thunder. This is a gentle story perfect for bedtime.
This is the clever story of a cat who, when invited into the house before a storm, brings along a collection of kittens one at a time before the storm strikes. This was a nice book.
A mama cat with three kittens adopts a family on a stormy night.
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Born and raised in southern Alberta, Hazel is the author of over forty books for children. Her work covers a wide age range – from picture books for the youngest set to novels for older grades – and delights in enterprising characters, interesting facts, gentle humour and the natural warmth of friendship and family. A popular presenter at schools and libraries across Canada, Hazel's books are also ...more
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