A Library of the School of EducationDPIUW-Madison School Of EducationUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonUW-Madison LibraryUW-Madison Catalog
About the CCBC
Authors and Illustrators
Recommended Books for Children and Young Adults
CCBC Calendar and Events
CCBC Podcasts
CCBC Publications
Intellectual Freedom

Support the CCBC
Support the CCBC
Are you a...K-12 TeacherLibrarianEarly Childhood Care ProviderUW Student / Faculty

Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out!

by April Pulley Sayre
Illustrated by Annie Patterson

Published by Charlesbridge, 2010
32 pages
ISBN: 978-1-58089-6

Ages 4-9

“Late one night, on a beach in Florida, a baby turtle’s story begins. It could be a short story—or no story at all—if not for helping hands.” An engaging, informative picture book chronicles a sea turtle’s first twenty years of life, underscoring some of the threats to this endangered creature, as well as some of the ways people help protect it. April Pulley Sayre’s finely paced narrative, full of both quiet moments and drama, is perfect for reading aloud. The repeated refrain of “Turtle, turtle, watch out!” will have young listeners joining in on a story showcasing the important part humans play in the sea turtle’s survival, as well as a few of the turtle’s own survival skills. Detailed realistic illustrations give a sense of the turtle’s watery world. End matter includes “Helping Hands for Sea Turtles,” highlighting global efforts to save sea turtles, and “Sea Turtle Species” providing information on the seven types of sea turtle, all of which are endangered. (MS) ©2010 Cooperative Children’s Book Center

book cover
Book of the Week

In accordance with the UW-Madison Accessibility Policy, this site makes every effort to comply with the World Wide Web standards defined in the Federal Rehabilitation Act Section 508, specifically subsections 1194.22 and subsection 1194.31. If you need additional resources or have any questions or concerns about this site, please contact the site administrator for more information.
UW crest