"Turtle, turtle, watch out!" is the refrain of this book, as the turtle must face dangers throughout her life. From hatching on a beach shared with humans, to swimming out to sea, living there for 20 years, and finally making her way back to the beach to lay her eggs, it's an adventurous life! The soft, realistic illustrations, often covering two pages, provide dramatic visual representation of the turtle's journey. The back of the book features notes on how people are helping sea turtles survive, as well as information on sea turtle species. 32 pages, paperback. Preschool-Grade 2.
Humans offer a helping hand.
Sea turtles face many dangers as they grow, eat, travel, and breed. In this dramatization of one female turtle's challenges, acclaimed nature writer April Pulley Sayre highlights the role that humans have in helping this endangered species.
Previously published, this story has been re-illustrated by Annie Patterson. Information on sea turtle conservation efforts and the seven species of sea turtles is included.
April Pulley Sayre is the award-winning author of dozens of books, including MEET THE HOWLERS!; TURTLE, TURTLE, WATCH OUT!; and ONE IS A SNAIL, TEN IS A CRAB, an ALA Notable Book. She lives in South Bend, Indiana.
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