Turtles in My Sandbox

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Turtles in My Sandbox

By Jennifer Keats Curtis; Emanuel Schongut (Illustrator)

Arbordale Publishing, Hardcover, 9780976882374, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2006

Imagine finding turtle eggs in your sandbox When a mother diamondback terrapin lays eggs in a young girl's sandbox, the girl becomes a turtle-sitter to help the babies safely hatch. She raises the teeny hatchlings until they become big enough to fend for themselves in the wild. Then, with the help of experts, she releases them. Along the way, she learns about these unique animals and that she has made an important contribution to their survival. The For Creative Minds educational section includes terrapin fun facts and a turtle habitat craft.

About the Author
Award-winning nature authorJennifer Keats Curtisis frequently found among students and teachers, talking about literacy and conservation. In addition toKali's StorytheAnimal Helpersseries, Baby Owl s Rescue, andTurtles In My Sandboxfor Arbordale, some of her other recent titles includeSeahorses, Osprey AdventureandSaving Squeak: The Otter Tale. Recently honored with the SoMIRAC Literacy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Literacy. Jennifer resides in Maryland with her family and a wide variety of pets. Visit her website atwww.jenniferkeatscurtis.com."