On a narrow strip of beach in Trinidad, a mother sea turtle comes to shore to dig her nest and deposit her eggs. Right from the beginning, the odds are against the hatchlings. Wild dogs, the rising ti
On a narrow strip of beach in Trinidad, a mother sea turtle comes to shore to dig her nest and deposit her eggs. Right from the beginning, the odds are against the hatchlings. Wild dogs, the rising tide, and other digging sea turtles could destroy the eggs before they hatch. The remaining baby sea turtles will scramble to the water as best they can - taking their first steps on a long and dangerous journey to maturity.
Included are the folllowing:
- Original color photographs taken in the wild,
- Simple, informative stories
- A "Did You Know?" section of interesting facts
- Complete with introduction, table of contents, and index for parents and teachers, and
- A fine introduction to nature for preschoolers and primary readers
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"Crisp, telephoto views of leatherback sea turtles illustrate every page in this small, slim entry in the Nature Babies series. The detailed text helps kids further visualize the animals. . . the vivid pictures and facts, bolstered by an appended "Did You Know?" section, will easily spark children's interest in these unusual, endangered creatures."
"Lang and Lynch have once again combined amazing photos and biologically accurate text to create a book that is both visually appealing and accessible to young readers. In clear, concise language, the author describes a mother leatherback sea turtle as she comes ashore on a Caribbean beach late one night to lay her eggs. The informative text delineates the many dangers that imperil the eggs and later the hatchlings as they struggle to survive against incredible odds. "Did you know?" sections provide interesting facts for beginning researchers. . . This book will fill a niche and make an excellent addition to both school and public libraries."
— School Library Journal
". . . with clear, informative pictures. . . lively texts that invite repeated reading. . . "
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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Aubrey Lang has been a science writer and wildlife photographer for the past 25 years and a freelance writer for more than fifteen years.
Wayne Lynch has seen his work published in more than two-dozen countries. With Aubrey Lang he has produced nearly 40 titles for children and adults, and countless articles in well-known nature magazines, including Ranger Rick, Owl, Wild, National Wildlife, and Canadian Geographic.
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Canadian Science Writers' Association's Science in Society Journalism Award Winner, Children's Book category, 2007
Silver Birch Express Honour Book, 2008