Part of a major reprinting of renowned naturalist Jim Arnosky's beloved All About series, All About Turtles is a thorough and colorful introduction to the world of turtles.
In Spring 08, Scholastic Nonfiction is relaunching Jim Arnosky's treasured All About series with all-new paperback covers! In All About Turtles, Arnoskys shows how turtles grow and live, answering kids' biggest questions about these animals, such as: Why do turtles have shells? What do they eat? How many kinds of turtles are there? How big can they grow to be? Packed with intriguing information and brought to life by Arnosky's vibrant watercolors, this book will fascinate young readers.
About the Author
Jim Arnosky was born on Sept. 1, 1946, in New York. After high school, he attended one year of trade school and then joined the US Navy. His intense love of the natural world led him to pursue a career as a wildlife artist. Today, Arnosky is the author and illustrator of 98 books about wildlife and nature for children. He has received numerous honors for his work, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in science illustration. Currently, he and his wife live in northern Vermont.
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Jim Arnosky's All about Turtles based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Arnosky doesn't disappoint in another attractive nonfiction book that captures any nature-lover's interest. His attention to detail appeals especially to boys. Again, he follows his formula lead, to ask questions. You can hear his voice and love of animals in this and every book.
There are over 200 different species of turtles in the world. I had no idea there were that many different types of my favorite reptile! This book explains the different types and gives wonderful diagrams of the different parts of a basic box turtle. It explains the hibernation methods and reproduction of turtles.