When an injured sea turtle shows up near their home on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Jayne and Marie, along with their friends Javier and Monique, search the beach to find the turtle’s nest and protect it from danger. They know the time is getting short and if they don’t find it soon, the eggs might not get a chance to hatch.
Sea Turtle Rescue is written for children 6-9-years-old with illustrations drawn by elementary school students. The story is exciting but also includes information on how to protect sea turtles and their nests.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, October 1, 2014
El Rescate de la Tortuga Marina (Spanish Edition) (Paperback)
Hermoso libro, muy instructivo para enseñar a cuidar y apreciar a estos maravillosos seres!!!
Google Translate: Beautiful book , very instructive to teach care and appreciate these wonderful beings !!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative AND entertaining
Eric Douglas writes a wonderful book that is informative and entertaining. My children loved it, and still read it regularly.
As an educator, I am always looking for age appropriate materials that inform and entertain. It is a huge challenge to keep the interest of children, and I have incorporated Sea Turtle Rescue into my classroom activities. My class loves the book, and I will continue to use it each spring as we explore our oceans and the various animals that live there.
A fantastic book. I’m looking forward to more books for children from this talented author!
5.0 out of 5 stars Turtles’ Hurdles
This book, The Sea Turtle Rescue, is an affirmation of the good we as parents, teachers and mentors of young people can do, with a little knowledge and a lot of heart, to demonstrate empathy and a willingness to do the right thing.
The father of two, Eric Douglas has penned a children’s book with a message for adults as well: Turtles, like so many animals, face manmade dangers as well as a shrinking habitat. It is up to us humans, as stewards of the planet, to do our best to help where we can to remove hurdles to a better world.
In teaching our children to save the turtles we in turn save a little bit of ourselves.
5.0 out of 5 stars Daddy… we need to save some Sea Turtles.
It’s easy to be an adult fan of Eric Douglas’ work, especially if you’re a diver and James Bond fan. But how well does that translate to his children’s fiction, especially this title?
Douglas is always building a dense world, but when he writes for children he doesn’t just tell us about the stilt houses along the barrier islands, he tells us why.
“But WHY, Daddy?”
If your children are like mine, that question will always be there and it is a pleasure to be able to point to the words on the page when I answer.
Sea Turtle Rescue is a great story that includes so many details about the lives of the children in the story that I am pretty sure I’ve met them and you will too.
Share this fun read with your early readers and you will get to experience the delight of knowledge AND the exuberance of a new passion.
I would tell you more about this very enjoyable book, but unfortunately Eliza needs me to help save some Sea Turtles…RIGHT NOW Daddy !
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal and educational
When I was a little girl, I had the rare experience of going out on the beach at night at Ocean Isle, NC, and seeing baby sea turtles emerge from their nest and make haste to the sea by moonlight. I still remember my amazement at their tiny forms, their persistence, and the odd almost primordial beauty of their quest for the sea.
Now I am the mother of a young child, and I do not think she will ever experience, firsthand, this connection with sea turtles as I did; but I can read her “Sea Turtle Rescue,” and I can talk about my memories.
Eric Douglas has done a terrific job of capturing all the things about sea turtles that fascinated me then, and his approach to storytelling is spot-on for capturing a young person’s attention now. His characters, the setting, the dynamics and dialogue, all ring true and make a child want to engage. I highly recommend this book, especially for young people who have a love of biology, wild creatures, and the sea..