Review of Templeton Turtle Goes Exploring by Ron Pridmore4:03 PM
What's more endearing that a baby turtle on his first day out of the shell? Not much. And with that, we dove into the tender and exciting world of Templeton Turtle Goes Exploring by Ron Pridmore.
Templeton emerges from his eggshell with much the same curiosity as a young human child. He knows that his mother loves him, and not much more. Exploration around the pond has its ups and downs: some creatures are friendly, and some are not. The lessons that Templeton encounter are learned in a tough, but caring way.
This book has a touching set of illustrations that kids and adults will love to share (and the familiarity of similarly-drawn animals will help younger kids to identify family sets within animal groups!) If you've ever wanted to let your little one know about the world around him with a balanced view of both the caring of community and the importance of heeding good advice -- this book is a keeper!
Kids of all ages will find it engaging: My 10 year old appreciated the delightful pictures and my 1 year-old "oohed" and "awwed" at both the animal illustrations and the language. Available in hardcover at major book outlets, Templeton Turtle Goes Exploring is a classic-in-the-making.
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