Tracks in the Sand: the sea turtle life cycle
On a moonlit beach, a large female sea turtle crawls out of the ocean to dig a nest. She must leave her eggs behind, protected only by a few inches of sand. Weeks later the baby turtles dig their way out and hurry to the safety of the water. Realistic illustrations capture the adult turtles and hatchlings in dramatic detail. Great for reading informational text and nonfiction, ocean, reptile, or marine animal units. Available in my resource shop in PDF format sized for tablets and projection.
“An excellent resource for introducing sea turtles and the beauty and order of the natural world.” Booklist (starred review)
Named an Outstanding Science Trade Book by the National Science Teachers Association
(Reviews refer to the print edition.)
Grades K–4. 27 pages. Full color art. Revised edition published in 2011-18. 978-1-937759-00-1 (digital edition).
Illustrated with water-soluble crayons on pastel paper.