Far, far out to sea, hidden among the weeds, one tiny turtle swims...For years, unseen by human eyes, turtles wander the seas in search of food, travelling thousands and thousands of miles. Until at last, guided by the stars, they arrive at the same beach where they were born, to mate and lay their eggs. This is the fascinating story of one tiny ...
Far, far out to sea, hidden among the weeds, one tiny turtle swims...For years, unseen by human eyes, turtles wander the seas in search of food, travelling thousands and thousands of miles. Until at last, guided by the stars, they arrive at the same beach where they were born, to mate and lay their eggs. This is the fascinating story of one tiny turtle's journey. Lovingly described, with sublimely atmospheric illustrations, this book will fill children and adults alike with awe.
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This is a book about the life cycle of loggerhead turtles. My four year old daughter repeatedly chose this book to check out at our local library. We decided to buy it because it was such a favorite of hers. She even named her hermit crab loggerhead. The story is educational and entertaining. The length is perfect for her attention span. The illustrations are beautiful and soothing. It has even been able to gently introduce to our child the subject of the food chain without being too intimidating or scary. This is a "must read" for any child or classroom that is interested in animals.
Publishers Weekly, 2005-04-18 "Davies's dramatic rendering of the life cycle of the Loggerhead turtle draws readers into the mysteries of this reclusive deep-sea creature," said PW, "while Chapman's aqua-tinted spreads bring the ocean world to life in all its majestic beauty." Ages 5-8. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2001-08-13 Davies's (Bat Loves the Night) dramatic rendering of the life cycle of the Loggerhead turtle draws readers into the mysteries of this reclusive deep-sea creature, while Chapman's (The Emperor's Egg) aqua-tinted full-spread illustrations bring the ocean world to life in all its majestic beauty. Loggerhead swims alone in the vastness of the water, munches on crabs, floats over coral reefs and crawls with slow, heavy steps across the beach to lay her eggs. The text addresses readers directly, while seamlessly weaving facts into the story: "For thirty years you might not find her./ Then one summer night she arrives,/ on the beach where she was born." Additional details deliberately placed outside the story in a smaller font and wavy typeset may confuse youngsters at first, but overall, the informative text flows with poetic grace: "Just beneath the surface/ is a tangle of weed and driftwood/ where tiny creatures cling./ This is the nursery of a sea turtle." Aspiring scientists may also wonder how the newborn turtles find their way from the shore to these "nurseries," but the author gives them much to mull over. By the time Loggerhead's hatchlings race for their lives across the beach, under threat of attack, readers will be emotionally invested in their plightAa sure sign of the accomplished storytelling. Ages 5-8. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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