Rating: (1-5, 5 is an excellent or starred review) 5
What did you like about the book? Anything you want to know about turtles can be found in this book. It is a kid-friendly reference book that makes you want to learn as much as you can about turtles. There are photographs that take the reader from facts and figures, to the anatomy of a turtle. The book highlights the threats to turtles and the ways people are helping turtles today. The book describes this as a global problem and encourages children to get involved. There is a chapter on that along with giving information about the efforts that are being made around the world. There is a glossary and page of resources at the back of the book.
Anything you didn’t like about it? I liked everything about the book.
To Whom Would You Recommend this book? Older elementary school children will love the pictures and the child-friendly text that explain the turtle’s plight in today’s world.
Who should buy this book? This is a great book for children who love science and are becoming conscious of saving the planet. It shows children how they can get involved in a down-to-earth way. School libraries and public libraries should buy this book.
Where would you shelve it ? science books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? yes
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher, Washington, D.C.
Date of review: Feb. 19, 2017