Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Swinburne, Stephen R.
Boyds Mill Press, 2005
IL 3-6, RL 3.7
ISBN 1590780817
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If you think getting to work or to school every morning is a challenge, check out the typical life of a sea turtle. In this illuminating picture book, a mother Loggerhead makes the long journey to the shore, digs a deep hole and lays 100 eggs. But even before those eggs have a chance to hatch, hungry raccoons come and devour an extraordinary number of them. After the hatchlings encounter ghost crabs and a host of other predators, only one baby turtle makes it to the sea. What chance does it have of surviving to adulthood to continue the life cycle? To help answer this question, the author offers additional information at the back of the book that explains not only the impact of other wildlife on sea turtles but also the negative impact that humans have had on these animals, many species of which are currently endangered. Turtle Tide offers a wonderfully artistic, but sobering, look at the life of these sea creatures.  (Prepared by: Michelle Martin for SCASL Picture Book Awards, 2007-2008)
SUBJECTS:     Sea turtles.
                        Predatory animals.

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