Every Turtle Counts

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Product Details

Price
$16.95
Publisher
Peter E. Randall Publisher
Publish Date
Pages
36
Dimensions
8.31 X 0.41 X 10.32 inches | 0.74 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781931807258
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About the Author

Boston author SARA HOAGLAND HUNTER has written ten books for children, including The Lighthouse Santa (UPNE), and The Unbreakable Code, a Smithsonian Notable Book for Children, a National Council of Teachers of English award winner, and Governor's 2006 selection gifted to each of Arizona's 100,000 fourth graders. An award winning documentary producer (Born Journey, the story of a Korean adoption) and former writer/radio producer for The Christian Science Monitor, Hunter is also a songwriter whose songs for Warner Bros. Baby Looney Tunes air around the world. Illustrator SUSAN SPELLMAN is the recipient of two Mom's Choice Gold Awards: most recently for Satchi and Little Star (2012). She has illustrated for Highlights magazine and more than thirty children's titles. Her studio is in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Reviews

Publishers Weekly"
Huffington Post"
Christian Science Monitor"
Kirkus Review"
An enchanting picture book about a young girl who finds strength in helping animals. . . the matter-of-fact, compassionate depiction of Mimi s special needs is both child friendly and honest. The author s gentle voice rings just as clearly in her explanation of endangered sea turtles . . . this beautifully written story may help inspire a new generation of open-minded activists. "Kirkus Review""
"A perfectly paced adventure .the book is a thoughtful, beautifully illustrated way to teach kids about thinking outside their own understanding of the world to help others." Lane Brown, Christian Science Monitor"
An enchanting picture bookabout a young girl who finds strength in helping animals. . . the matter-of-fact, compassionate depiction of Mimi s special needs is both child friendly and honest. The author s gentle voice rings just as clearly in her explanation of endangered sea turtles . . . thisbeautifully written story may help inspire a new generation of open-minded activists. Kirkus Review"
"Hunter (The Lighthouse Santa) introduces a seven-year-old autistic girl named Mimi, who discovers a sea turtle on the beach in Cape Cod and refuses to leave it there. "Dead as a doornail," insists one of the locals, but a representative of the Massachusetts Audubon Society gives Mimi hope when he's called to pick up the turtle: it may just be "cold-shocked" after being trapped in the waters of the cape. Hunter gives an honest, unsentimental portrait of Mimi's developmental difficulties, and the emotional range of Spellman's (Oscar the Herring Gull) watercolors underscore the important connection Mimi makes with the rescued turtle, Ridley 3. After Ridley 3 is moved to an aquarium to rehabilitate, Mimi tries to help feed it with tongs. " 'Eat, turtle, ' she said, tickling the sides of its mouth.... It was the first time Mimi had ever put her own sentence together." In a moving epilogue set 30 years in the future, Mimi re-appears as an adult scientist, driving home the idea that the oft-repeated message of the title applies to more than just turtles. Ages 5-9."--Publishers Weekly
"a captivating and compelling new book with an unusual twist -- its heroine is autistic....beautifully illustrated...tells the story of an extraordinary environmental occurrence"--Henry Miller, Huffington Post
"A perfectly paced adventure....the book is a thoughtful, beautifully illustrated way to teach kids about thinking outside their own understanding of the world to help others."--Lane Brown, Christian Science Monitor
a captivating and compelling new book with an unusual twist -- its heroine is autistic....beautifully illustrated...tells the story of an extraordinary environmental occurrence--Henry Miller "Huffington Post" (4/2/2014 12:00:00 AM)
A perfectly paced adventure....the book is a thoughtful, beautifully illustrated way to teach kids about thinking outside their own understanding of the world to help others.--Lane Brown "Christian Science Monitor" (4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM)
"An enchanting picture book about a young girl who finds strength in helping animals. . . the matter-of-fact, compassionate depiction of Mimi's special needs is both child friendly and honest. The author's gentle voice rings just as clearly in her explanation of endangered sea turtles . . . this beautifully written story may help inspire a new generation of open-minded activists."--Lane Brown "Kirkus Review" (1/1/2014 12:00:00 AM)