How Do We Live Together? Turtles
How Do We Live Together: Turtles, opens young eyes to the bustling world around them and gently encourages early learning. Boys and girls will see how turtles care for their young, and find out where they live, what they eat and how they behave. Readers are encouraged to think critically about how we share our backyards with these wonderful creatures.
- Author: Katie Marsico
- Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
- Dewey: 597.92--dc22
- BISAC: JNF003190, JNF031000, JNF051100
- Graphics: Full-color photographs
- Reinforced book (9781602796232): 8.25 x 8.25, 24 pages, © 2010
- Hosted ebook (9781602797673H): 24 pages, © 2010
- Series: Community Connections
- Subseries: How Do We Live Together?
Table of Contents
- A New Visitor in Your Pond
- A Closer Look at Turtles
- Sharing Outdoor Spaces
- Find Out More
- About the Author
School Library Journal
Reviewed on 1 April 2010
Humans and animals frequently find themselves to be in uncomfortable proximity. These books encourage readers to understand their wild neighbors, to learn how the animals might be important to the environment, to think about their own relationship with them, and to seek out community members such as zookeepers or policemen who might have further knowledge and experience to impart. The titles introduce the animal, look at it in more detail, and suggest solutions to the clash in habitats. Some of the animals covered are predators and need to be avoided, while others need our protection. The books are illustrated with up-close color photographs of the animals; most are shown in their natural habitats; Raccoons shows the animals sifting through garbage cans, trying to open plastic bags, and sneaking around domestic cats as they enter human territory. These titles are especially useful at steering the topic to an issue many readers can relate to"”protecting their pets. While children cannot make all of the decisions that involve sharing outdoor spaces with a wild animal, they can certainly take a proactive role in ensuring their domestic animals’ safety. Kids who like their nonfiction local and relatable will relish these volumes.
SLJ April 2010 Series Made Simple
Author: Katie Marsico
Katie Marsico worked as an editor in childrenâ€™s publishing before she began writing her own reference books. She lives with her husband, Carl, daughter, Maria, and son, C. J., in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Marsico is grateful to her friends and colleagues E. Russell Primm and Pam Rosenberg for helping her get her start as a childrenâ€™s author and for giving her the opportunity to write this book.
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