Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sea Turtle Summer by Nancy Stewart

 This is an other wonderful book by Nancy Stewart.  It is the second book in her series on teaching of animals and their habitat and life in general.  The first was One Pelican at a time.  This second one the girls save Sea Turtle's babies.  It is a wonderful teaching tool.  I can't wait for her third book to be out.  Fun part about it is your kids are learning what they can do and you don't even have to tell them.  Best kept secret. 

Bella and Britt think living by the beach is the coolest thing ever. When they discover a Loggerhead Sea Turtle laying her eggs in broad daylight, the girls go into action to help.

No one, though, seems to care about the nest. The beach is a busy place and is getting busier by the minute on such a beautiful summer day. What can they do? Who will help, and what do they learn about themselves?

As a bonus, Sea Turtle Summer contains kid appealing facts about sea turtles.

Next morning, the girls looked carefully at the nest, making sure not to touch it.         
“Our stick’s still here, and everything seems okay,” observed Britt. 
Bella sighed.  “But there’s no sign of the ranger.” 
“And here comes the sand cleaner!” cried Britt.  “We have to do something fast.”   
“Quick!  Hold hands across the nest.  Maybe he’ll stop in time!” Bella yelled.
The sand cleaning machine came to a squealing stop right in front of the girls. “What do you two think you’re doing?” bellowed the startled driver.   “You could have been hurt!” 
“We’re saving sea turtles!” they both shouted over the noisy vehicle. 
“Sorry, girls, but volleyball nets are going up right here in a few minutes,” said the driver.   “There’s an all city play-off this morning.”
“Oh, no,” Bella sighed.  “What about the nest?”

After having been both an elementary school teacher, a university professor of education and a consultant for New Options, Inc. in New York City, Nancy Stewart writes children’s books full time. She, her husband and three sons, lived in London for eight years, where she was a consultant to several universities, including Cambridge.

Her travels take her extensively throughout the world, most particularly Africa. Nancy is US chair of a charity in Lamu, Kenya, that places girls in intermediate schools to allow them to further their education.

Nancy is the author of the Bella and Britt picture book series, One Pelican at a Time, Sea Turtle Summer, Bella Saves the Beach and Mystery at Manatee Key. All are published by Guardian Angel Publishing. Pelican was nominated for a Global eBook Award.

She was featured in the PBS Tampa (WEDU) series, Gulfwatch. It concerned the writing of One Pelican at a Time: A Story of the Gulf Oil Spill.

She and her family live in St. Louis and Tampa.

Nancy’s web and blog sites are:

A copy of this book was provided for  this review by Pump up your Book tours



Cheryl said...

Thanks for the great review of Nancy's latest. I'm glad you enjoyed it. The first book recently picked up the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

Wishing you and your readers a blessed Christmas.


Unknown said...

Thank you so very much for hosting me on you gorgeous blog and for the lovely review! I am so appreciative.

I wish you the best of the holidays, a blessed Christmas and a joyful New Year.