Carolina's Story: Sea Turtles Get Sick, Too!

Summary:

Carolina the Sea Turtle is sick and is rescued from the beach. She is treated at an animal hospital and, when healthy, is released into the wild.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The book is interesting, with nice photos and easy to understand text.

Content Awareness Factors:

Three times it explains that she didn’t like a certain treatment, but was too sick to do anything about it. So many repetitions of these comments made her seem extra pitiful.


Little Kid Reaction

My child was curious and asked a lot of questions. He liked the last page that teaches more about sea turtles via interesting facts.

Parent Reaction

This is a great example of non-fiction that is in a story format. Photos were taken throughout the turtle’s time with the rescue team, and it gives an authenticity to the story. I learned about sea turtles, too.

Type of Book:
This is a picture book describing animal visits to the doctor.
Educational Themes:

The book lets you talk with children about Sea Turtles and the beach; veterinarians and animal hospitals; and contrast illness and doctor visits for humans.

Reading Level:
3.6
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read with 3-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy it.

Title Carolina's Story: Sea Turtles Get Sick, Too!
About

Helping Animals & Changing Habitats Series

Author Donna Rathmell
Publisher Arbordale Publishing © 2007
Illustrators Barbara Bergwerf
ISBN 9781934359006
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Animal (Nonfiction)
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