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All About Turtles by Jim Arnosky

All About Turtles

by Jim Arnosky

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This was a great informational picture book. The illustrations were very helpful when learning about the different kinds of turtles. There was great detail in this book. There wasn't a plot in this picture book, but it is a great book to introduce to students during a science class, or just for fun! It is a good example of how to do a research writing assignment, maybe for older students. I really enjoyed learning about a topic that I knew very little about. This book was written in third person, and was very easy to follow along. Organized in a great way. ( )
  tkoret1 | Mar 1, 2016 |
This book explains everything about land dwelling, freshwater and sea turtles (shells, habitat, food, eggs)

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  bunnybearblue | Nov 12, 2015 |
This is an informational book for children of all ages to learn about the different species of turtles, what they eat, and where they live.
  sheanareed | May 22, 2015 |
All about turtles is a great for an informational book for children, teaching them about turtles and other reptiles
  Shekina.Plaskett | May 16, 2015 |
A book all about turtles.
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  Katrinaalyn | May 19, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0590697811, Paperback)

"Have you ever wondered about turtles?" For readers who have wondered, this is an outstanding introduction. Arnosky provides a brief, informative text and beautiful, detailed full-color paintings with enormous appeal. He describes freshwater, salt water, and land-dwelling turtles, showing the differences in shell structure, patterns, anatomy, habitat, eggs, and diet. Only common names are given for the species illustrated, but many will be familiar. For example, freshwater turtles include the cooter, spotted, and painted turtles, while sea turtles depicted are the loggerhead, leatherback, and softshell. The author does not include size or range information. When specialized scientific language is used, the carefully placed drawings make clear what the author refers to. For example, drawings show the upper and lower turtle shell and are labeled "carapace" and "plastron". There are also side views to help the reader tell a female turtle with convex plastron and the male turtle with concave plastron. Part of the "All About" series, this is an unusually appealing title by a fine science artist and author. Recommended with enthusiasm.

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Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and survival techniques of different kinds of land and sea turtles.

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