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Box Turtles

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At top speed, an ornate box turtle can cross the length of a football field in about 7 minutes. While not a blazing pace, it's faster than the eastern box turtle, which clocks in at 20 minutes. It's a good thing these reptiles don't have to outrun predators. Instead, they have amazing shells for protection. Unlike other turtles, box turtles can close their shells completely to keep predators out. After danger passes, box turtles resume their search for food, warmth, and places to rest. Learn more in this edition ...
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Overview

At top speed, an ornate box turtle can cross the length of a football field in about 7 minutes. While not a blazing pace, it's faster than the eastern box turtle, which clocks in at 20 minutes. It's a good thing these reptiles don't have to outrun predators. Instead, they have amazing shells for protection. Unlike other turtles, box turtles can close their shells completely to keep predators out. After danger passes, box turtles resume their search for food, warmth, and places to rest. Learn more in this edition of Nature Watch.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
One in the "Weird Pets" series, this slim volume gives a simple introduction to the box turtle as an unusual turtle and pet. The bone-hard shell, with a top that is a carapace and a bottom that is a hinged plastron, closes up like a box with the turtle head, neck and legs all enclosed for protection. However, this gentle omnivorous wild reptile with its often-colorful markings is prey to dogs, raccoons, automobiles and pet owners. In some states it is illegal to take a box turtle from the wild. Pets can be purchased that were born in captivity, however. Pointers are offered about how to care for this interesting pet--give it a shallow water dish and mixed plant and animal food, as well as a safe outdoor environment; wash your hands after handling the pet. The photographs are quite well done, showing off the many colorful markings of turtle shells against brightly colored leaves, with close-ups of the turtles both in and out of their shells. A short glossary, index and reference list are included. The book should encourage children to appreciate and take responsibility for this no-longer-plentiful wild pet. 2002, Rourke Publishing, $13.95. Ages 8 to 10. Reviewer: Carol Raker Collins
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575058696
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Series: Nature Watch Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,435,893
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents


The Remarkable Box Turtle     5
Box Turtles of Many Kinds     9
Box Turtle Habitats     16
Box Turtles in Winter     21
Being a Box Turtle     25
Box Turtle Babies     34
Box Turtles and People     38
Glossary     44
Bibliography     45
Websites     46
Further Reading     46
Index     47
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