Groundwood Books

Turtle Pond

Written by James Gladstone • Illustrated by Karen Reczuch

For readers 4 - 7 years old | Published May 01, 2018 | ISBN 9781554989119
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians

Cover of Turtle Pond

Regular price $16.95 CAD

32 pages
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

About this book

Turtle Pond

James Gladstone • Karen Reczuch

What is it about turtles that fascinates us? Is it how they hide inside their patterned shells, their wizened faces, their slow determination?

In Turtle Pond, a child and his parents visit their local public garden throughout the year, observing the turtles as they play, dive, feed, bask, climb, hide and doze. James Gladstone’s lively prose poem reveals the pleasure and curiosity that come from spending time with the turtles. Karen Reczuch’s stunningly beautiful illustrations accurately portray these extraordinary creatures, both in and out of the water, surrounded by lush plants and the changing seasons beyond the greenhouse windows.

An author’s note provides more information about turtles, including the Red-eared Slider featured in the book.

Awards and Praise
. . . the book evokes curiosity as well as a sense of wonder and respect for these long-surviving reptiles.