This book was reviewed as part of the Christmas Advent Calendar 2014
8 sleeps till Christmas.
Monty C. Turtle Learns to Swim is a delightful Australian children’s book set in Western Australia. Monty C. Turtle is a late hatchling that soon realises he is all alone and unable to swim. As we travel our journey with Monty C. Turtle we meet lots of wonderful Australian sea creatures who try to help Monty with his dilemma.
This is a simple yet wonderful story book that will delight children 5 years and under. The illustrations are basic yet inviting, complimenting the story. They give the reader enough detail that they are able to follow the story yet it allows for the use of imagination and discussion.
Authors Kara Lauder and Dr Mick Guinea have done a wonderful job at introducing the start of the life of the Australian turtle to their young readers. Monty C. Turtle Learns to Swim provides the young reader with enough information to allow them to process the concept of the life of this sea creature, leaving areas open for discovering, questioning and further researching for the inquisitive mind.
Monty C Turtle and his friends, Cassie Crab, Sammy Sea Snake, Douglas the Sand Dollar and Perron the Pelican are delightful characters that warm your heart. Monty C. Turtle soon finds himself with a whole lot of new friends that offer a helping hand in teaching him the skill of swimming.
Monty C Turtle Learns to Swim by Kara Lauder and Dr Mick Guinea is a book of comparison of size, shape, characteristics and differences. It offers an extension in vocabulary, an awareness of nature and the importance of kindness and the giving of a moment of your time to help another. This is a feel good book that will grow with your child as they develop their knowledge and understanding of the world around them.
Beautifully presented Monty C Turtle Learns to Swim is a newly released
( November 2014 ) hard cover book that smiles down at you from the shelf, inviting you to engage in its pages. It is not only a delight to read but a wonder to hold, with the shiny gloss pages being easy to turn, feeling soft to the touch.
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Review by Jennifer Douglas