Book Review: Galapagos Means “Tortoises”

Rating: ★★★★☆

Galapagos Means “Tortoises” is a captivating collection of poems devoted to the animals found on the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador.  There are well-written, accessible poems describing the characteristics of giant tortoises, blue- and red-footed boobies, iguanas, crabs, sea lions, flamingos, and Darwin’s famous finches.  These are all illustrated with wonderfully engaging pictures that present a close-up view of each animal.

This excellent read-aloud is both informational and entertaining, making it a good choice for introducing an elementary audience to both naturalistic study and poetry appreciation.

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Publication Information: Heller, Ruth. Galapagos Means "Tortoises". Sierra Club Books. 2000. ISBN: 1578051010.
Categories: 4 Stars, Age 04-08
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Posted on November 23, 2010


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