Reviews of the print edition:
“An excellent resource for introducing sea turtles and the beauty and order of the natural world.” Booklist (starred review)
“…facts [are] interwoven with poetic language…” School Library Journal
Grades K–5. 55 pages. Full color art. Revised digital edition published by the author, 2011. 978-1-937759-00-1 (iBooks).
On a moonlit beach, a large creature crawls out of the waves. Though sea turtles live in the ocean, the female must struggle onto land to dig a nest. Her eggs are left behind, buried under a few inches of sand. Realistic illustrations capture the adult turtles and hatchlings in dramatic detail.
ART: Water-soluble crayons on paper.
Make a poster or bulletin board about sea turtles. Make large eggshells with the hatchlings crawling out. Write tips to save turtle on the shells such as:
Turn off lights on the beach!
Don't throw trash in the ocean!
Leave turtle nests alone!