Where Should Turtle Be?

Summary:

A baby sea turtle takes the wrong turn and ends up in the woods instead of on the beach. Along the way, he meets other animals who invite him to stay; a bear and a frog each say turtle can live with them. In the end he finds himself right were he is supposed to be.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Rhyming words make fast reading of this book that offers lots of facts about nature wrapped in a story.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

My daughter thought it was cute how the other animals were trying to help turtle find a place to live by showing how they lived. She laughed at the end and said she enjoyed the book because it ended happy.

Parent Reaction

This is a fun, quick read. I like that you can explore the book beyond the words, because each page gives you the opportunity to talk about what you see, too.

Type of Book:
This rhyming picture book story offers nature, science, and a lesson about being lost.
Educational Themes:

There is a lot to share with this story. First, you have the character themes of friendship and helping others. You have plenty to contrast and compare on the different living habitats of the animals, too. Like all Arbordale books, there are activities on the last page that can expand the learning.

Reading Level:
4.2
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read with a 5-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This has value both for nonfiction reading about animals and nature, as well as a fictional animal story.

Title Where Should Turtle Be?
Author Susan Ring
Publisher Arbordale Publishing © 2009
Illustrators Laurie Allen Klein
ISBN 9781934359891
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Nature, Poetry, Friendship
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