Run, Sea Turtle, Run: A Hatchling’s Journey

Millbrook. Mar. 2020. 32p. Tr $27.99. ISBN 9781541578128.
PreS-K–A baby sea turtle’s early days come alive in the hands of author Swinburne and photographer Feuillet. Every word and photograph follows a little sea turtle’s progress from living inside an egg in its sand nest to its struggle to reach the sea. The detailed photographs allow the reader to see the tiniest grain of sand. Each word forms a sensory experience. The author and illustrator have created a visual and textual resource suited for young readers. Back matter includes information about the sea turtle life cycle, ways to help the sea turtle, further reading, and website recommendations. And to top it off, Swinburne provides a link to his YouTube performance of “One in a Thousand,” a song about sea turtle survival rates.
VERDICT What a voyage. This juvenile nonfiction picture book will appeal to children at home, school, or a library.

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