Bella and Britt think living by the beach is the coolest thing ever. When they discover an unprotected sea turtle's nest, they go into action! Will their bravery and quick thinking save the baby turtles? How can do they do it, and what lesson will they learn about themselves? The book also contains kid appealing sea turtle facts.
Suggested for readers:6-9
|Publisher:||Guardian Angel Publishing|
|Edition description:||Large Print|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a newcomer to Nancy Stewart’s Bella and Britt series, I enjoyed Sea Turtle Summer without having first read One Pelican at a Time. Being an environmentalist, beach lover, and teacher myself, I was impressed with how passionate the two friends are in appreciating and caring for their beach “home” and its marine life. Scientific information on sea turtles at the back of the book will give students, teachers, and parents more food for thought. While savoring a walk on the beach, Bella and Britt witness the rare occurrence of a sea turtle laying her eggs in daylight. Knowing the sea turtle’s nest will need protection, the two girls hurry to the ranger station. However, the ranger went home sick and now the girls must look after the turtle’s nest on their own. Bella and Britt’s determination to save the sea turtle’s eggs will help inspire other children to safeguard the natural wonders and wildlife in their own locales. The wonderful watercolor artwork by Samantha Bell is the right mix of realism and seeing the world through a child’s eyes. One can feel the sand underfoot and between toes, and experience the waves slipping to shore beneath the rolling dunes. It’s magical and carries the reader from page to page along with Bella and Britt on their mission. Sea Turtle Summer is a pleasurable read with the timeless message of sticking to your principles and using all resources at hand to accomplish an important goal. Bella and Britt are strong and courageous in confronting the obstacles to protecting the sea turtle’s eggs. At the end of the story you wonder what adventures the girls will have next and you want to be right there with them.
Reviewed by Molly E. for Readers Favorite First, I want to say that the cover of this story is awesome. It is eye catching, and really fits the story perfectly. Secondly, I want to say that I really enjoyed this book. It is a children's book but the story is well-written and kept me intriguing until the end. I have two young sons, aged 9 and 7, and they both enjoyed me reading this story to them. "Sea Turtle Summer" is filled with fun and learning. With the help of Britt and Bella, the author shows the reader the importance of Turtles laying their eggs and having them protected from all things. The reader gets to journey alongside the girls, and learn all the things that can happen after a turtle lays her eggs and the things that can harm them. It is a fun experience to read through a book and see the delight on children's faces when they are learning something new, especially when my kids already have a fascination with turtles. The illustrations by Samantha Bell that follow this story are awesome. They are a perfect fit for the story line and are most definitely eye catching. They portrayed the sea turtle, the beach, Bella and Britt beautifully. Samantha Bell has great talent. If you are looking for an educational tool for your children that will hold their attention, this is definitely a great book to have. Whether you're looking for it for the home, the library, or school, this book will work its way into the heart of any young child. Nancy Stewart is a fantastically talented children's book author and I am looking forward to reading more stories like this one, both for myself and my children.
Sea Turtle Summer is a cute and informative book about two determined children who go to great lengths to save a nest of sea turtle eggs. Bella and Britt see a sea turtle laying its eggs in the sand. They try to inform the park ranger, but are told that the ranger is ill and won't be able to protect the nest. They decide to get up early in the morning to keep the sand sweeper and volleyball nets from damaging the fragile nest and eggs. I enjoyed reading this book with my 3yr old and 7yr old daughters. We really enjoyed the pictures and the story of two young children doing what they felt was right to protect the precious life of the unhatched turtles. This book is a wonderful example of determination, helping others and protecting life. Not only is it a cute story by informative as well. A wonderful read for any child! *I received a free copy of this book in hopes that I would post a review on my blog. Regardless I only promote those books I feel would be a great read for myself, my family and friends/followers. This book is definitely a good read!