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One Tiny Turtle: Read and Wonder by Nicola…

One Tiny Turtle: Read and Wonder (edition 2005)

by Nicola Davies, Jane Chapman (Illustrator)

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Title:One Tiny Turtle: Read and Wonder
Authors:Nicola Davies
Other authors:Jane Chapman (Illustrator)
Info:Candlewick (2005), Paperback, 32 pages
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One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies



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This wonderful book showcases the life cycle of a sea turtle. The artistry of this book appears to have been done with acrylic paint. I will use this book in a book cluster during a unit study on marine animals.
  magen.rauscher | Nov 22, 2015 |
I like this story for two reasons. First, I like the illustrations. This was a beautifully illustrated book about loggerhead turtles cycle of life. I like the how some illustrations take up the entire page while others surround the text. For example, when the loggerhead turtle is making a nest, the turtle is crawling from the top of one page down to the next page with her head peeking out. The illustrator also uses many blues and greens to illustrate the ocean and night sky. Second, I like the text. I like how the author writes comparisons the reader can apply in real life. For example, the author writes, “Inside she lays her eggs, like a hundred squidgy Ping-Pong balls” or “her shell is hard as armor”. This allows the reader to make comparisons with everyday items. The text is integrated into the illustrations. For example, on the page with the illustration of the turtles coming out of their shells, the text is circled around in the shape of the turtle egg. The text is not uniform. The font size varies throughout the book. For example, the main idea or generalizations about loggerhead turtles is in a bigger bolder font, while more detailed information is smaller and usually not aligned in a straight line. The big idea of this story is the circle of life. This is shown through the journey of a baby loggerhead turtle swimming in the ocean for thirty years to lay eggs and have baby turtles of her own. ( )
  TiffanyYi | Oct 15, 2015 |
Review: A book about the life of a sea turtle and how in the great big sea this little turtle has a great adventure. About life and what an animal does to survive,

Ages: 5 - 8 Years

Source: Pierce ECE library
  DavidGriffin | May 12, 2014 |
this book about turtles
  born2read4ever | Nov 7, 2013 |
I really like this book because it combines scientific information about turtles with a story, because it has realistic illustrations, and because it is about one of my favorite types of sea turtles, the loggerback! On each page, there is larger text telling the story of a baby turtle growing up. But, also on each page is smaller text that tells a piece of scientific information about turtles. On page 11, when it tells the reader that the turtle is swimming around, there is smaller text that tells readers how turtles are able to stay underwater for so long, and how they are different from fish. Illustrator Jane Chapman did a great job of creating beautiful illustrations that help to support the informational text on each page, as well as to make for entertaining pictures. For example, on page 9 it says, “turtles have shells that cover their backs and shells that cover their stomachs.” In the illustration, you can clearly see shells on both the top and the bottom of the turtle. The main idea of this book is to relate informational text with story text in order to inform the reader about loggerhead turtles. ( )
  bphill5 | Sep 17, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763623113, Paperback)

"Simple, lyrical words and bright, acrylic doublepage pictures convey the astonishing facts about the loggerhead sea turtle. . . . A powerful nature story for a young audience." —BOOKLIST

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.

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The story of a tiny sea turtle who swims out to sea, then returns after a few years to the beach where she was born to lay her eggs before returning to the sea. Includes many facts about sea turtles.

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Candlewick Press

3 editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763623113, 076363834X, 0763641936

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