A Place for Turtles

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A Place for Turtles
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Age Range
4+
Release Date
March 01, 2013
ISBN
978-1561456932
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In simple yet informative language, A Place for Turtles introduces young readers to the ways human action or inaction can affect turtle populations and opens kids minds to a wide range of environmental issues. Describing various examples, the text provides an intriguing look at turtles, at the ecosystems that support their survival, and at the efforts of some people to save them. At the end of the book, the author offers readers a list of things they can do to help protect these special creatures in their own communities.

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Important Book
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Books like this need to be written and read.

Turtles are beautiful animals, but they have a hard time in this world - mostly because of human activities that we have the power to change. Inside the pages of this book, young readers are presented with various problems turtles face from invasive plant species in their habitats to the dangers of humans keeping them as pets. With each problem, they're also presented with a solution in a simple way that is easy for readers of all ages to understand.
This book is a fantastic learning tool with gorgeous imagery that will entrance young eyes. It's the kind of book every parent should want their kids reading over and over. I particularly liked the turtle facts spread throughout the book and even the maps showing where certain turtles live.

Final Verdict:
A fun way to learn about an important subject. Just a beautiful, well-written, and important book.
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Crammed with Info, in a Good Way
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5.0
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5.0
A Place for Turtles examines the various ways humans have harmed turtles and their habitats and explores ways we can work together to help turtles gain back their environments and health. Each page also has a sidebar with information on a particular turtle species and how work has been done to help it survive. The front and back of the book have a helpful map that shows turtles species and their particular ranges in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The drawings are perfectly rendered and complete the package, making this book a valuable learning resource for helping your child understand human impacts, and it's particularly helpful for younger kids who may love this animal. I remember always being intrigued by turtles when I was younger, and so far, my girls both enjoy reading this book even if it is more like a textbook than a typical picture book!
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