Leatherback Turtle: The World's Heaviest Reptile

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It's impossible to lift a leatherback turtle. Some of these giant creatures can weigh up to 2,000 pounds (907 kg). That's as much as a male walrus. Look inside to find out about the world's heaviest reptile. Discover how deep it can dive, what food it eats, and why it is in danger of disappearing.
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Overview

It's impossible to lift a leatherback turtle. Some of these giant creatures can weigh up to 2,000 pounds (907 kg). That's as much as a male walrus. Look inside to find out about the world's heaviest reptile. Discover how deep it can dive, what food it eats, and why it is in danger of disappearing.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Peg Glisson
Part of Bearport's "SuperSized!" series, this title offers basic, interesting information about the leatherback turtle, which can weigh up to a ton and be as long as nine feet. Young readers learn its habitat, physical characteristics, diet, and threatened status. Information about other heavy turtles and a size comparison diagram rounds out this basic overview. The picture glossary, table of contents, index, fact boxes, habitat map, and excellent photographs aid young researchers in pulling meaning from the age-appropriate text. The high interest topic will appeal to browsers or those doing reports; three suggested titles for further reading and well-chosen web sites will provide for those wanting more information. Reviewer: Peg Glisson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597163934
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Series: SuperSized! Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.24 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents


One Heavy Turtle     4
Ocean Divers     6
A Thin Shell     8
Flippers for Swimming     10
Digging Nests     12
Baby Steps     14
A Belly Full of Jelly     16
Trouble for Turtles     18
Helping Leatherbacks     20
More Heavy Turtles     22
Glossary     23
Index     24
Read More     24
Learn More Online     24
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