One Tiny Turtle – Nicole Davies

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  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Lexile Measure: 650L
  • Series: Read and Wonder
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; 5/15/05 edition (June 14, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763623113
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763623111

Far, far out at sea lives one of the world’s most mysterious creatures, the loggerhead turtle. For thirty years she swims the oceans, wandering thousands of miles as she searches for food. Then, one summer night, she lands on a beach to lay her eggs — the very same beach where she herself was born. Nicola Davies’s lyrical text offers fascinating information about the journey of the tiny, endangered loggerhead, while charming paintings by Jane Chapman vividly illustrate one turtle’s odyssey.

Rationale for Inclusion:
Environmental stewardship is a popular theme in contemporary children’s nonfiction literature. This book creatively engages the young reader into the life of an endangered species will introducing topics like preservation and conservation.

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