Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Box Turtle At Long Pond
Box Turtle at Long Pond by William T. George and pictures by Lindasay Barrett George is like a nature program in picture book format. We found this read on our last trip to the library. One of the librarians had it standing up for display along with other books on the top of the low picture book shelves as they often do and I grabbed it up. I'm so glad that I did. The illustrations alone are stunning. They are so realistic they almost look like photographs. It's also fun to have to hunt for the turtle on some of the pictures where he blends in with the surroundings. The story takes you along with a box turtle as he goes about his day to day activities. You learn all kinds of interesting facts about these facinating animals too as you read along, like I did not know that box turtles couldn't swim. I thought all turtles swam. It's a really fun look at the life of a turtle to share with your little ones!