World Turtle Day, June 16, 2016
Tortuga Squad: Kids Saving Sea Turtles in Costa Rica
Cathleen Burnham, Author and Photographer
Crickhollow Books, Photodocumentary, Jan. 3, 2016
Suitable for Ages: 7-10
Themes: Sea Turtles, Environmental rescue, protection and rescue, Youth activism, Costa Rica, Global kids, Diversity
Synopsis: It is May and a group of children in Costa Rica are tirelessly working to protect and save the lives of sea turtles on Parismina Island. They call themselves the Tortuga Squad, which means “turtle” in Spanish. They are on the outlook for poachers who are watching the beaches for sea turtles that come ashore to dig deep holes and lay their eggs. They steal the eggs and kill the mama turtles and eat their meat for dinner.
Meet 6-year-old Bianca, who is patrolling the beach from a hidden bush. She recognizes the poacher, waits until the coast is clear, and races to her friend Christian’s house to get help for the…
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Thanks for alerting me to this post and book, June. It looks great.
Always on the look out for interesting books. Can’t purchase much at the moment, but making a big list for next year sometime, either that or off to the library.
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I’m always on the look out too. If they are available as ebooks, it’s all too easy to buy with 1 click! I should take myself off to the library more often, but I’ve always liked to own rather than borrow, and am fortunate that I’ve been able to. 🙂