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I'll Follow the Moon — 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition

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OVER 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD: Double-gold medalist begins simply in baby sea turtle's voice:"I'm coming Mama, I'll see you soon, I know just how, I'll follow the moon." Celebrating family love comes an achingly beautiful story that has captured the world's heart. *Donates to charity: every book saves a turtle via EggRescue® which moves eggs to SafeNests®
[G]orgeous watercolors chronicle the journey of a baby sea turtle from its hatching to its first swim in the sea." --Kirkus Reviews
"[C]aptivates children with poetry... " --New York Times
"[A] tiny one-inch hatchling teaches the world about courage... utterly magnificent... " --San Francisco Chronicle
"[B]aby turtle wins hearts everywhere, expect your kids to hug you tight afterthe first read... expect to be asked to read again and again and again... " --USA Today
"[I]'m coming Mama, I'll see you soon, Iknow just how, I'll follow the moon... we can't get baby turtle's song out of our heads... you wont be able to either... achingly sweet littlebedtime book for wee ones." --Huffington Post
"[N]osurprise at all that this book has a worldwide toddler-cultfollowing... baby turtle serenades us all so sweetly with his song ofhome. Proceeds to turtle charities too!" --National Geographic
"[H]ats off to this turtle hatchling who has garnered millions of fans acrossthe planet... a tiny activist who is saving his own kind... bravo." --World Wildlife Fund
"[S]tephanie Lisa Tara and Canadian illustrator Lee Edward Fodi have teamed up tocreate a lyrical rendition of a green sea turtle's first glimpse of life. Hatched on a moon-washed beach, the baby turtle finds its way byinstinct across the expanse of sand to the sea and a rendezvous with itsmother. Written in simple verse in the first person, the rhythmic text is full of action and sensory detail and loaded with alliteration and onomatopoeia for an enjoyable read-aloud. The refrain, "I'm coming, Mama... ," repeated on each double page spread, is soothing and reassuring of the joyfulreunion to come. The atmosphere of a quiet but determined struggle tobreak free of the egg soon gives way to growing excitement as the turtle mingles with fellow hatchlings and catches his first temptingsensations: the smell of salt air, the sight of the moon's glow, thegentle touch and beckoning sounds of the waves rushing to shore. Once he's free of the land, new motions take over: gulp, spin, float, swim... The final happy refrain is new and satisfying: "I'm here, Mama - here with you. I know I'd find you, Moon did too. "[F]ramed by endpapers of soft, limitless, undersea green, Fodi'sdelightful illustrations feature an animated and engaging baby emergingfrom an egg buried in golden sand. With other tiny turtles, he is shownplowing through the damp sand, sampling the salty sea air and marching unerringly toward the moonlight glimmer, his guide to the ocean. Once afloat, he soon comes face to face with "eyes like mine" in his new watery home. The gold of sand, blue of sky and green of thesea repeated throughout the book bring a sense of harmony. The turtleis the focal point of all the pictures, with few background detailsadded.The illustrator has carefully integrated the turtle's actions with Tara's verse which relies heavily on verbs: roll, slide,tumble... crawl, scoop, shove. Young children will be propelled through the story in the illustrations as well as the text." *Highly Recommended. Gillian Richardson, who lives in BC, is a former teacher-librarian and freelance writer. --Canadian Materials Magazine, Gillian Richardson
"[I]n this tranquil bedtime story, a baby sea turtle hatches on the beach and wants to find his mother. And he knows just how -- he'll follow the moon! From his gentle struggles to break free of his egg to his determination todig his way out of the sand nest, we follow the baby sea turtle on eachstep of his instinctive journey back home." Very highly recommended. --Books of Wonder, New York City

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  • Publication Date: November 10, 2010
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Print Length: 48 Pages
  • File Size: 40,952 KB

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