Turtles In My Sandbox

Jennifer Keats Curtis (author), Emanuel Schongut (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180135

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Description

Imagine finding turtle eggs in your sandbox! When a mother diamondback terrapin lays eggs in a young girl's sandbox, the girl becomes a "turtle-sitter" to help the babies safely hatch. She raises the teeny hatchlings until they become big enough to fend for themselves in the wild. Then, with the help of experts, she releases them. Along the way, she learns about these unique animals and that she has made an important contribution to their survival. The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes terrapin fun facts and a turtle habitat craft.

Reading Level
Lexile
AD610L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
M
ATOS
4.0
DRA
34
Categories
Genre
Animals, Birds & Insects Nature Science & Technology
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade
Subject
Science
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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