This is a companion book to Mary Alice Monroe's novel, Swimming Lessons, the sequel to The Beach House. In the novel, the readers witness a young mother, Toy, writing a journal for her daughter, Little Lovie. This is the journal Toy is writing. Using original photographs, this scrapbook journal explains the nesting cycle of sea turtles and the natural life along the Southeastern coast, including local shore birds, shells, and the sea turtle hospital. Adults and children will enjoy the images, information and the journal with or without the novel. The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes turtle nesting facts, a shell identification activity, and a make-your-own nature journal.
Todd Peddlesfoot is a very nice young rabbit, and he hardly ever gets in trouble...but one day at school, Todd hits one of his friends. And he hits him the next day too. Can Todd learn an important lesson about having self-discipline and not hitting?
Alexa Peddlesfoot's family decided to have friends over for dinner. Everyone in the family had chores to do to help get ready. Alexa had a list of her own, but only 3 days to complete it. She didn't want to help and played instead. Can Alexa be counted on to be trustworthy and get her part done?
Scuff Peddlesfoot watched excitedly as his father hung a tire swing in their yard. Scuff was the first to try out the swing. After finding out how fun it was, he didn't want to take turns with Alexa and Todd. Will Scuff find out that it's more fun to share fun things with others? Will he find out that sharing is a caring thing to do?
Scuff Peddlesfoot found out that being responsible sure feels good! It started with an old bike that Scuff had not taken very good care of. He decided to fix it up so his brother, Todd, could ride it. Then his dad trusted him to be responsible with a brand new bike! Find out how Scuff learned to be responsible for his new bike too.
Alexa Peddlesfoot was having fun playing at home one day until she accidentally broke one of her mother's plates. Instead of being responsible for her actions, she decided to hide the broken pieces in the trash. She began to feel quite guilty about her actions, but will she be responsible enough to tell her mother the truth?
Boffen Peddlesfoot has a special challenge for his children--Scuff, Alexa, and Todd. Can they do the right thing, no matter what, for one whole day? It was a very difficult challenge for all 3 rabbits! They struggled all day to make the right choices. Will they have the courage to meet this challenge?