Gain a new perspective with Turtle Crossing, by Rick Chrustowski.
Five years after a female painted turtle hatches from her shell, she is ready to lay eggs of her own. This is a dangerous task because there is a road between her and the perfect nesting site. She starts to cross, but a huge car is hurtling her way. It stops just in time, and the kind people help her to safety.
So the next time you see a Turtle Crossing sign, keep your eyes open—if you’re lucky you just might see a painted turtle on her way to make a nest.
After reading and learning all about turtles, head over to the activity table to make your own turtle habitat.
What does it mean "to come out of your shell"? Can you think of a time when this happened to you? Write a real or made-up story about a time when you've come out of your shell. Publish your story in a clever way.
When Rick Chrustowski is creating the illustrations for his books, he likes to try and experience life from the animal's perspective. Make your own underwater scope so that you can see from a turtle's point of view!
Green Sea Turtle