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Sea Turtles

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Children's Literature - Gretchen Hesbacher
Did you know that there are only eight kinds of sea turtles? And not all of them have hard shells? Learning about these facts and many more is really easy when reading Sea Turtles. The pictures are great watercolor and pastel illustrations depicting the turtles and their habitats. The words are in a clear, readable font. The paragraphs aren't too long and the words are basic enough for younger readers to sound out. Overall, the book is wonderful. The information is interesting and educational too!
Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
This book provides information about the sea turtle's features, their migration and how they are being protected. They do head for the sea after they are born.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Soft watercolor illustrations amplify brief descriptions of the eight species of sea turtles. Unique characteristics are described in a few carefully chosen words, and the pictures draw readers into the creatures' underwater world. Differences in color, size, shell, etc. are clearly defined. Many pages are devoted to the similarities in the species' reproductive behavior. One double-page spread covers the differences between the more familiar and the seldom seen sea turtles. This book does not provide in-depth coverage; how the creatures breathe when at sea or why their populations have declined by half over the last 20 years are not explained. However, it is an inviting look at how these ancient reptiles live, reproduce, and grow, and at the environmental changes that threaten their existence.-Frances E. Millhouser, Chantilly Regional Library, VA
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-In simple, easy-to-understand terms, many varieties of sea turtles are described (e.g., hawksbill, loggerhead, green sea turtle, Australian flatback, leatherback) in the book by Gail Gibbons (Holiday, 1998). The text is not intimidating for beginning readers. For visual learners, Gibbons' illustrations are large, clearly identified, and an artistic delight. The accompanying tape offers an added dimension of reading-along. The narrator's delivery is expressive at a pace suitable for emergent readers. A valuable feature is a two-page spread identifying the differences between a sea turtle and a turtle. Young children will learn a great deal about turtles. Reluctant readers will benefit from the oral component. Proper pronunciation and expression will help to facilitate comprehension and the reading process. School librarians and teachers will welcome this valuable and effective program to enhance their science collection, nature studies, and environmental concerns.-Patricia Mahoney Brown, Franklin Elementary School, Kenmore, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823413737
  • Publisher: Holiday House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Pages: 30
  • Sales rank: 236,665
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.76 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.12 (d)

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