Thursday, March 21, 2013

Today Let's Celebrate Spring With Stripes And Turtles ~ Giveaway


A patterned parade of animals comes to life in Stockdale's stunning new book! 

Bouncy, alliterative rhyme and gorgeous illustrations introduce readers to a wide range of striped animals. An afterword provides more information about each featured animal and where it lives, and explains the role its stripes play. Readers can test their knowledge of animal stripes with a fun matching game at the end!

Where to buy:  Barnes&Noble, Amazon


Susan Stockdale has written and illustrated a number of children's picture books, including Stripes of All Types, Bring On the Birds, Fabulous Fishes, and Carry Me. Her books celebrate nature with exuberance and charm and have won awards from the American Library Association, Parents' Choice, and the National Science Teachers Association. Stockdale lives in Maryland and speaks frequently at schools and conferences.


What animals have stripes?  All types of animal and reptiles have stripes.  The most familiar is probably the zebra and the skunk.  

In this book you will learn of many animals with stripes like a poisonous frog, a garter snake, an american badger, wild and domestic cats and  more.  You will learn why they have stripes, though some have stripes that can't be explained as to why they have them, at all.  As you read along in the book the author in a singsong rhyme tells of the places these creatures exist here on our planet Earth.

In the back of the book are more details about these creatures and where they live.  Then there is an activity titled  "STRIPES?"  that ask, "Can you find the animals that belong to these stripes?".  

I found this to be a fun and entertaining book, a wonderful way to learn about these bold, beautiful and uniquely marked animals.

I highly recommend this book to children ages 4-6, parents, grandparents, educators, librarians and caregivers.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book from Peachtree Publisher for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  This is my honest opinion.

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This fact-filled, colorful look at the amazing world of turtles includes a call to action to protect these creatures and their habitats.

In simple yet informative language, A Place for Turtles introduces readers to the ways human action or inaction can affect turtle populations. The text provides an intriguing look at turtles, at the ecosystems that support their survival, and at the efforts of some people to save them. At the end of the book, the author offers readers a list of things they can do to help protect turtles in their own communities.

  • ISBN-13: 9781561456932
  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: AD980L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)
Where to buy: AmazonBarnes&Noble


Melissa Stewart earned degrees from Union College and New York University and worked as an editor. She is the author of more than sixty books and lives in Massachusetts.  You can visit Melissa Stewart’s website here.


Higgins Bond received a BFA from the Memphis College of Art and has illustrated many books for children. She lives in Tennessee.  You can visit Higgins Bond’s website here.


What can we do to ensure there will always be a place for turtles on this planet?  It is up to humans to protect the turtles existence.

There are turtles that live in the ocean, in lakes and ponds, then there are those that live in the desert and farmlands.  No matter where they live they are always in danger at the hand of humans, whether it is from plastic bags, vegetation planted by humans taking over their nesting grounds or humans making the mistake of taking them out of their habit as pets exposing them to diseases if released back into nature.  It is our responsibility to make sure they have a place so they can live and grow.

The author definitely did her research on the turtle.  When she had all the right material she needed she wrote this book in a way that our children will be encouraged to help the turtle and its habitat so they can live and grow.  The illustrations are spot on with the author's writings giving a visual look of  the different kinds of turtles and their habitats.

I have read some of the author's other books in the A Place For Series with the same enthusiasm as this final book of this series.  The series will make a great addition any child's collection of books.  Just image them spouting off all the facts they have learned to their friends and family.

I highly recommend this book to children ages 6-10, parents, grandparents, educators, librarians and caregivers.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book from Peachtree Publisher for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  This is my honest opinion.


  1. Both books look like they would be fantastic to share! Thanks for highlighting them!

    hg195 at yahoo dot com

    1. Congrats Heidi you have won the giveaway of A PLACE FOR TURTLES & STRIPES OF ALL TYPES.


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