Run, Sea Turtle, Run: A Hatchling’s Journey by Stephen R. Swinburne

runseaturtlerunRun, Sea Turtle, Run: A Hatchling’s Journey by Stephen R. Swinburne; illustrated by Guillaume Feuillet. 2020. Illustrated with photography. Published by Millbrook Press.

Brief summary: A sea turtle hatchling narrates her life’s beginning on a warm beach. Young readers learn how the sea turtle gets out of an egg, her struggle to climb out of the nest’s hole, and finally, crawling along the sand with her many brother and sisters to get to the ocean. 

She grows bigger each day planning to return to the beach to lay her eggs.

Comments: First-person narrative. Back pages include “Sea Turtle Life Cycle”, “How You Can Help Sea Turtles”, “Sing a Song About Sea Turtle Hatchlings, and “Further Reading”.

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