TITLE: The Voyage of Turtle Rex
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Kurt Cyrus
PUBLISHER: Harcourt Children’s Books.2011
Sploosh! Fizz! Swish! The prehistoric ocean is a dangerous place for a baby sea turtle. But after she emerges from her egg, the treacherous waters are her goal. Swimming through the swirling waves and dodging larger sea creatures, she finds a resting place deep below. There she waits, until she grows into the majestic sea turtle that returns to the sand to lay her eggs and begin the cycle again.
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : I have always been fascinated with dinosaurs and my current bedding at my house tells of my love of sea turtles, so this book from author, Kurt Cyrus, couldn’t have been more tailor made for me. This picture book full of vivid illustrations, tells of the story of one prehistoric sea turtle’s journey to survive in watery world full of predators. Somehow turtle rex survises to adulthood and is able to return to the land of its ancestors to start the cycle of life once more. A great addition to any library!
RATING: *****5 Stars*****
1 star…probably not worth your time
2 stars…there are some things to like but some elements could have been stronger.
3 stars…this story w5ill app!eal to some readers, but others might find it lacking something.
4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.
5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!
Fox is set to cook a nice meal until the main ingredient tries to escape! The chase is on as Fox and his friends scurry, hop, and lumber their way to catching those rumbly, tumbly taters. Friendship and teamwork go hand in hand during THE GREAT POTATO RACE!
Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.
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