Pets can hold great appeal for youngsters until the reality of caring for one sets in. As too often happens, pets are frequently abandoned because a pet-owner decides to ignore their responsibilities, and the consequences can be more dire than one might presume. Such is the case of Tamara the turtle, a Red-eared Slider released into the wild in an area where she simply does not belong. Fortunately for Tamara a kind-hearted man takes her to a shelter where they will care for her specific needs while protecting the environment around them.
Tamara Turtle’s Life so Far, written by Regan W.H. Macaulay and illustrated by Javier Duarte is a book that belongs in homes, class rooms, and libraries everywhere. Children and even adults can learn from this story that is both endearing and enlightening. Recommended for home and school libraries, Tamara Turtle’s Life so Far has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
LITERARY CLASSICS Book Awards & Reviews International Book Awards • Top Honors Youth Book Awards • Seal of Approval http://www.clcawards.org
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