Book Review: Box Turtle at Long Pond

Rating: ★★★★☆

This book tells the story of one day in the life of a box turtle as he searches for food and interacts with other animals (one of which tries to eat him.)  It is a naturalistic story, not anthropomorphized, and the carefully crafted text draws the reader into the animals moment-by-moment experience, and Lindsay George’s beautiful realistic illustrations capture the turtle’s movements and personality well.

The best way to observe a turtle is sitting or lying quietly outdoors, watching it in person.  But this book isn’t a bad runner-up to that ideal.

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Publication Information: George, William T.. Box Turtle at Long Pond. George, Lindsay Barrett. . 1991. ISBN: 0440847990.
Categories: 4 Stars, Age 04-08
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Posted on May 13, 2009


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