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Sea Turtles

3.92  ·  Rating Details  ·  60 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
The characteristics and lifestyles of the eight different kinds.
Paperback, 30 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Holiday House
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Kristina Moss
Apr 08, 2014 Kristina Moss added it
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Sea Turtles by Gail Gibbons is a great book about sea turtles. In the text ,the author uses in depth illustration and great information about these sea creatures. She uses a great job informing the reader on their habitats, what they eat and their habitat. I would use this book in my classroom during science. Sea Turtles would be a great way to introduce students to cold blooded animals or reptiles.
Heather
Jun 08, 2008 Heather rated it really liked it
I'm going to say it again. Close your eyes if you don't want to see it. I LOVE GAIL GIBBONS. This book was fabulous.

She discusses several different sea turtles and provides enough information to really understand them. The illustrations were great, but add some real pictures too.

We spent so much time learning about sea turtles after this. It really sparked a desire to know more so we'd read about a turtle from this book, then go find out more about. Come back to this book for another turtle, and
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Cindy
Feb 04, 2016 Cindy rated it really liked it
Good book about sea turtles. A lot of information
LAWonder10
Jun 15, 2013 LAWonder10 rated it liked it
The author makes a stark claim these turtles
have been around for millions of years. There
is no possible way she can know that. Yes, there
may be some fossils but for some, the belief those
fossils can be distorted or created with matter
from other destroyed planets.
However, I never realized sea turtles were so different
than those on land. I, also, never realized there was so
many different types. This was interesting and the
photographs were OK. They were at least colorful and
gave the reader an ide
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Kelli Dana
Science Fiction:
This book would be great when teaching children about sea turtles. It talks about how they live, their habitat, what they eat, why they travel and anything you can think of about sea turtles. This book is great for younger grades. However, when teaching students about classifications and habitats in the upper grades, this would work as well. It is classified as fiction because of the illustrations and the narrative style of the writing.
Mallory White
Mar 21, 2013 Mallory White rated it really liked it
Great book to share about reptiles and different characteristics. They are cold blooded animals and they have many different types of species. You could use if you are doing a unit about ocean and different types of environments.
Krista
Nov 08, 2010 Krista rated it liked it
Shelves: genres
This informational picture book is a great resource on sea turtles. It is a great example to use during a study of author's purpose for a writing that is meant to inform.
Mandy
Sep 21, 2011 Mandy rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Learn about what makes sea turtles unique, the various kinds, their diet, and much more.
Brandielle
Feb 04, 2015 Brandielle rated it really liked it
Great information given in short segments.
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From gailgibbons.com: I was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1944. Even as a little child, I was always busy putting books together. Sometimes I would bind them with yarn to hold the pages together. I've always loved drawing and painting. I was also a very curious child. My parents tell me that I was always asking lots and lots of questions.

Later, I went on to the University of Illinois, where I stu
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