December 9, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Sea Turtle Summer by Nancy Stewart

Sea Turtle Summer is a Children's Picture Reader.

Once again Bella and Britt return to the beach to save the day.

It is turtle breeding season and the two girls have decided to visit the beach and while they are there, they find a Loggerhead turtle laying her eggs.  They watch her until she is finished and decide to tell the Ranger about the area so she can mark it off so that the beach sweeper doesn't disturb the nest.

However, the Ranger has left for the day and the girls are frantic as to a solution.  Deciding to meet the next morning in order to stop the sand sweeper from hurting the turtle eggs, the girls learn that the cleaner is the least of their worries, as a Volleyball tournament has been scheduled for that exact spot.  Whatever will the two girls do?

I love this series and think the two young ladies are to be commended on their dedication to saving the marine wildlife.  As you will recall, the two girls were featured in One Pelican At A Time (read my review here.)  In this book they are saving the turtles who are on the endangered species list.

I enjoyed reading their problem and their solution and how they kept a clear head and remembered their rights and those of the turtles.  I love the facts that the book has listed at the end, giving the reader turtle knowledge that one may not realize.

I thought the illustrations by Samantha Bell were very nice and they are done in a pencil crayon type medium.  The colours blend very nicely on the page and children are accepting of the girls features and the background surroundings.

I would give Sea Turtle Summer a five out of five for its message and for its action.  I think its an excellent series in which to teach children about the plight of the marine life and would recommend it for any library.

SYNOPSIS:
Bella and Britt think living by the beach is the coolest thing ever. When they discover an unprotected sea turtle's nest, they go into action! Will their bravery and quick thinking save the baby turtles? How can do they do it, and what lesson will they learn about themselves? The book also contains kid appealing sea turtle facts. Suggested for readers:6-9


I received a product to review from the above company or their PR Agency. Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own - Reviewed by me as I read it~!!

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the great review of Nancy's latest. I love this series too. One Pelican at a Time recently was awarded the Literary Classics Seal of Approval and Sea Turtle Summer remains on Amazon's Hot New Release list. I hope your readers take a moment to check out Nancy's website.

Wishing you and your readers a blessed holiday season.

Cheryl

Nancy Stewart said...

Thank you so much for hosting Bella, Britt and me at your gorgeous blog. I am grateful to have been a part of it and wish you all best wishes and a very happy holiday