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Run, Sea Turtle, Run

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Run, Sea Turtle, Run: A Hatchling's Journey, written by Stephen R. Swinburne and with photography from Guillaume Feuillet, is a children's nonfiction book currently scheduled for release on March 3 2020. Follow a hatchling's treacherous journey from nest to sea in an engaging first-person narrative from the sea turtle's perspective. Photographs by Guillaume Feuillet capture the drama of the hatchlings' race to safety. Back matter includes information on the life cycle of leatherback sea turtles, tips for how readers can assist with sea turtle conservation, and recommended further reading.

Run, Sea Turtle, Run: A Hatchling's Journey is a visually enchanting book. I love the photography, especially some of the pictures of sand covered turtles making their way to the water. The text was simple and accessible. The color choices for page backgrounds and text were nice and made everything pleasing to the eye and easy to read. I really liked that there was backmatter offering further information on the topic and ways families can help, and resources for further reading. My only complaint is that while I know this is a children's book and we do not need to be freaking out young or sensitive readers with turtles dying, something actually acknowledging the dangers turtles face during the trip could have been mentioned. Why would kids reading think turtles need saving if there are no dangers towards them mentioned. Yes, that there are birds and crabs on the beach is mentioned- but no mention as to why that is important. As far as readers of this book know all turtles that hatch make it to the water, which is far from the case. Perhaps this could be used as a discussion starter for adults reading this with their young readers.
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This delightful story tells about a young sea turtle from egg to sea. Fun fonts and easy vocabulary make this a perfect book for Kindergarten through 2nd graders. Older students can still get information from the text. Explaining the purpose of parts of their bodies makes this more than a quick picture book. The beautiful photographs add a lot to the text. The end notes and ways to help sea turtles at the back of the book are well written and helpful things children can do and encourage their families to do. Recommended for PreK-2.
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A great story about how sea turtles make their way to the sea. The only thing I wish (and I understand why they didn't add it) is that they showed a bit of the challenges the turtles face on their way to the ocean. Some are picked off by different predators.
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This book is a great resource for young readers about how sea turtles hatch.  The descriptions are easy to understand, but also precise.  The photographs are beautiful up close shots of the turtles and add to the descriptions.  I would highly recommend this for use with preschool and K-2 students.
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BABY SEA TURTLES! This is a perfect book to read aloud with kids who love animals - especially cute baby animals like baby sea turtles. There's also plenty of neat scientific tidbits about sea turtles for kids who might be extra curious after looking at pictures of baby sea turtles. 

Honestly, I'm an adult and I just came for the baby sea turtles, but I really do think this is a book my baby nieces would enjoy. It would be tons of fun to read aloud with them! 

Also: BABY SEA TURTLES. Did I mention that?
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A beautiful photo-illustrated picture book about the journey of a leatherback sea turtle hatching from its nest and making its way into the ocean. The story is told in lively, fun language and has back matter that explains the life cycle of a sea turtle and suggests ways people can protect them. A great introduction to sea turtles to inspire a young naturalist or environmentalist.
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A cute easy nonfiction book that showcases the journey of a sea turtle hatchling. Vibrant photographs and simple text will captivate beginning readers. The author includes a nice glossary and resource section in the back of the book.
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Nice, easy story of a sea turtle hatching, along with many brothers and sisters, and making their way to the sea. I loved the photographers. I think young beginning readers will enjoy this story.
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