From the Set The World of Reptiles
Sea turtles swim gracefully through aquamarine waters and then make an arduous journey ashore to build a nest and lay their eggs. This title introduces young readers to a reptile that's plays an amazing role in ocean ecosystems. Kinds gain a comprehensive overview of a sea turtle's life cycle, various species, and the different habitats in which these animals live.
- The Sargasso Sea
- Shells and Bills
- Tracking Turtles
- Turtle Folklore
- Humans and Sea Turtles
- For More Information
- The Animal Kingdom---Where Do Sea Turtles Fit In?
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.5|
|Guided Reading Level||V|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||40|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations|
A noteworthy review of The World of Reptiles from Booklist on April 1, 2006
Conservation is the dominant theme of this attractive photo-essay in the World of Reptiles series, which has beautiful full-page color photos that bring readers close to the subject. Fast-fact boxes focus on particular species, providing spot statistics on weight, length, color, habitat, threatened or endangered status, and more. Part of the fascinating science story is the search for what is not known and the use of such technology as radio beacons and radio transmitters to track turtles once they reach the open sea. One chapter touches on turtles in folklore and art across cultures, and the final section, of particular interest to young conservation activists, discusses what people can do to save the turtles from pollution, hunting, and illegal trade. A glossary, a map, a classification chart, a brief bibliography of books and media, and links to the publisher’s Web site conclude the book.
A noteworthy review of The World of Reptiles from Children's Bookwatch on February 1, 2006
Specifically designed for young readers grades 3 through 8, the informative text is written at a fourth grade proficiency level. Each forty page volume is published with a reinforced library binding for maximum shelf life, is enhanced with impressive full-color photography and illustrations, features a table of contents, information sidebars, detailed maps, a key words and phrases glossary, a comprehensive index, and sources for further research including thematically appropriate websites. Thoroughly ‘kid friendly’, each individual volume is available separately, but school and community library collections are strongly advised to acquire the entire set for the benefit of their young students and patrons.