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Turtle Crossing

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Why did the turtle cross the road?
 

Five years after a female painted turtle hatches from her shell, she is ready to lay eggs of her own. This is a dangerous task because there is a road between her and the perfect nesting site. She starts to cross, but a huge car is hurtling her way. It stops just in time, and the kind people help her to safety.
 
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 4th 2006 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Alex
Nov 28, 2012 Alex rated it liked it
Shelves: grades-3-5, animals
A female painted turtle hatches and the story goes on to explain how turtles live through her life. As she crosses the road back to her home from a nesting site, she almost gets hit by a car and receives unexpected help. This book is filled with new, accurate content. While there are compelling details on turtle shells, predators, winter life, etc. it was overwhelming and slow paced. However, the detailed illustrations composed of forty layers of colored pencil over watercolor made for an attrac ...more
Lindsay
Turtle Crossing teaches about the life cycle of painted turtles, including birth, hibernation, mating, and laying eggs, etc. I came across this book while doing research for a turtle and tortoise-themed preschool story time program at the MJC Great Valley Museum, but I think the book is best for elementary-aged school children.
Ms. B
Apr 08, 2012 Ms. B rated it really liked it
Great book for introducing your children and students to the life cycle of turtles.
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