Tuesday, December 10, 2019

April Sayre’s Book Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out!

Late one night, on a

beach in Florida,

a baby turtle’s story

begins. It could be a

short story—or no story

at all, if not for helping


Turtle is only an egg now.

Her mother’s flippers

cover her with sand.

Back by popular demand! This book is back in print and better than ever, with expanded main text, more endmatter about various species of sea turtles, and new illustrations. It was named as one of the best children’s books of the year by the Bank Street College.  It was recently featured as a book of the week at the wonderful CCBC, Cooperature Children’s Book Center. Hurray! It was also reviewed on the terrific resource site, Planet Esme

Awards & Recognition
  • "Dangers threaten the survival of sea turtles at every stage in their lives... beautiful pictures in watercolor, gouache, and pastels illustrate many of these risky situations and the narrative describes how people are working to minimize these threats . . .A good read-aloud or read-along choice for environmental awareness." -Frances E. Millhouser, School Library Journal
  • CCBC Book of the Week "April Pulley Sayre’s finely paced narrative, full of both quiet moments and drama, is perfect for reading aloud."
  • "The descriptive language and beautiful illustrations make it a powerful journey." -Recommended, Jo Monahan, Library Media Connection
  • Bank Street College of Education Best Book of 2011 list
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Grade Range:
K-3, 4, 5

Publish Date:
Spring 2009


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