Pages: 93 (eBook)
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Published: November 15, 2017
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
I grew up with box turtles as pets. We usually found them on the side of a busy road. My all time favorite one was Junkyard (found in a junkyard) and he was so much like Buttons. He loved for me to pet his head, he ate out of my hand and loved for me to talk to him. He would do a happy turtle dance when he saw me.
Reading My Turtle Journal made me think of him so much. I was disappointed with a scene towards the end. I was very teary eyed. This book would be good for third grade and above but younger than that might be a little disturbing to them towards the end. As a reader you might want to skip that part if you share the story with younger kids.
A great story to teach kids how to care for a turtle and help them understand their hard shell can protect them but they can still get hurt.
Thank you to NetGalley and Dog Ear Publishing for a copy to read in exchange for my honest review in my own words.