I don’t want my book to feel didactic. I do want the artwork to be the star of the book, and I do want the book to appeal to adults as well as children.
I’m on the right track because early readers make comments like this:
Your story is just beautiful. I live in Florida near the ocean I have never witnessed this event but have heard lovely things about it. You seem to have captured that magical night. I love your revision. Great job!
I love the idea of it being a magical night when the turtles walk to the sea.
Your text is absolutely lovely, as is the message.