Synopses & Reviews
Turtles are among the oldest living creatures in the world. They have been on earth for nearly 200 million years!
In Look Out for Turtles! readers will discover why these creatures have survived so long. Hard shells protect many turtles from harm. Colorful markings on their shells help some turtles to blend in with their surroundings. Different kinds of turtles can live almost anywhere on land or sea and can eat many kinds of plants and animals...Today turtles must struggle to. survive. They are hunted, and threatened by pollution. There is less and less open space for turtles to live in. If turtles are going to be around for another 200 million years, they are going to need our help!
Berger explains why turtles have survived since the age of dinosaurs, and includes information on the kinds and sizes of turtles, their characteristics, and life cycles, as well as endangered species and hints for helping turtles survive.
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children (NSTA/CBC)
About the Author
Melvin Berger is the author of more than 200 books for children. Among his Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science titles are Germs Make Me Sick! illustrated by Marilyn Hafner, and Chirping Crickets illustrated by Megan Lloyd. Mr Berger lives in East Hampton, New York, with his wife.