Turtle Pond

byJames GladstoneIllustratorKaren Reczuch

May 1, 2018|
Turtle Pond by James Gladstone
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A delightful tribute to turtles and turtle-watching, from a young child’s perspective.

What is it about turtles that fascinates us? Is it how they hide inside their patterned shells, their wizened faces, their slow determination?

In Turtle Pond, a child and his parents visit their local public garden throughout the year, observing the turtles as they play, dive, feed, bask, climb, hide and doze. James Gladstone’s lively prose poem reveals the pleasure and curiosity that come from spending time with the turtles. Karen Reczuch’s stunningly beautiful illustrations accurately portray these extraordinary creatures, both in and out of the water, surrounded by lush plants and the changing seasons beyond the greenhouse windows.

An author’s note provides more information about turtles, including the Red-eared Slider featured in the book.

Key Text Features
scientific illustrations
author’s note
further information

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.7
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7
Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)

JAMES GLADSTONE is an editor and author of books for children. He has also written the highly acclaimed picture book When Planet Earth Was New, illustrated by Katherine Diemert, and, most recently, Turtle Pond, illustrated by Karen Reczuch. James lives in Toronto.Karen Reczuch has illustrated many award-winning children''s books. Loon ...
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Title:Turtle Pond
Format:Picture Books
Product dimensions:32 pages, 11 X 8.75 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:32 pages, 11 X 8.75 X 0.5 in
Published:May 1, 2018
Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:6 - 8
ISBN - 13:9781554989102

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