The Voyage of Turtle Rex

The Voyage of Turtle Rex

Awakening the primal instinct in us all, this wonder-filled tale of the sea turtle begins deep in the sand of a prehistoric beach where the plesiosaurs and T-rexes play. Beautiful sandy endpapers start our journey into this primordial world and we watch the small, seemingly intimidated and helpless sea turtle emerge from its egg, dash under a shadowy T-Rex and make a mad dash into the tooth infested waters of the ocean. With super-sized illustrations the world is magnified and intensified for us so we can really experience the threats, the dangers, the sanctuaries and the miracle of nature that arms the turtle for survival after all. The rhyming words create a sense of order and wonder and deliver a marvelous adventure perfect for the child who yearns for excitement and the child who seeks knowledge of the world, how it works and his/her own shot at security and survival. The book is a kissing cousin to Tadpole Rex so if you know that one, you can envision the oversized claws placed strategically in the corners of pages to suggest incredible power and the mystery and lure of the unknown. The rhyme, the largeness, the prehistoric setting and the valiant and ultimately successful journey of the sea turtle all come together to offer a real masterpiece. It's plain old fun, breath-taking and will make a great read aloud for families and classrooms. Whether you're looking for a book about the environment or a wonderful adventure, this one will fill the bill. Five stars. Ages 4-9 40 pages

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