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"Galapagos" Means "Tortoises"

by Ruth Heller

Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Pages: 48
Paperback
ISBN: 9781578051014






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Overview of "Galapagos" Means "Tortoises"

In verse that sings with lively cadences and rollicking rhymes, award-winning author-illustrator Ruth Heller has captured the spirit and antics of twelve of the Galapagos Islands' most unusual and fascinating creatures. This lavishly illustrated gallery showcases the giant tortoises for which the islands were named, as well as sea lions, both land and marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs, and several kinds of sea birds, including the rare and exotic blue-footed boobies.

While the poems and pictures are plenty of fun, they also convey a wealth of information about these creatures' habits and habitats, along with a lively sense of their presence. This one-of-a-kind volume is sure to enchant wildlife lovers of all ages.

"The fluent play with words, humorous commentary, and fine pictures offer pleasing fare for reading aloud . . . ."

--School Library Journal

Synopsis of "Galapagos" Means "Tortoises"

In verse that sings with lively cadences and rollicking rhymes, award-winning author-illustrator Ruth Heller has captured the spirit and antics of twelve of the Galapagos Islands' most unusual and fascinating creatures. This lavishly illustrated gallery showcases the giant tortoises for which the islands were named, as well as sea lions, both land and marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs, and several kinds of sea birds, including the rare and exotic blue-footed boobies.

While the poems and pictures are plenty of fun, they also convey a wealth of information about these creatures' habits and habitats, along with a lively sense of their presence. This one-of-a-kind volume is sure to enchant wildlife lovers of all ages.

"The fluent play with words, humorous commentary, and fine pictures offer pleasing fare for reading aloud . . . ."

--School Library Journal

Jennifer Okamoto - Dallas Morning News

Galapagos Means "Tortoises" (Gibbs Smith, $ 6.95, ages 5 to 9) Written in partnership with Sierra Club Books for Children, here is a rhyming story that highlights the creatures of the archipelago. Detailed illustrations bring flamingos, sea lions and blue-footed boobies to life. A gem, now re-released in paperback.

About the Author, Ruth Heller

Ruth Heller is one of America's best-loved children's authors. Known for her nonfiction picture books with clever rhymes and boldly colorful illustrations, she has more than thirty titles to her credit, including the best-selling Chickens Aren't The Only Ones. She makes her home in San Francisco, California.

Ruth Heller is one of America's best-loved children's authors. Known for her nonfiction picture books with clever rhymes and boldly colorful illustrations, she has more than thirty titles to her credit, including the best-selling Chickens Aren't The Only Ones. She makes her home in San Francisco, California.

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Dallas Morning News

Galapagos Means "Tortoises" (Gibbs Smith, $ 6.95, ages 5 to 9) Written in partnership with Sierra Club Books for Children, here is a rhyming story that highlights the creatures of the archipelago. Detailed illustrations bring flamingos, sea lions and blue-footed boobies to life. A gem, now re-released in paperback.
— Jennifer Okamoto

Dallas Morning News - Jennifer Okamoto

Galapagos Means "Tortoises" (Gibbs Smith, $ 6.95, ages 5 to 9) Written in partnership with Sierra Club Books for Children, here is a rhyming story that highlights the creatures of the archipelago. Detailed illustrations bring flamingos, sea lions and blue-footed boobies to life. A gem, now re-released in paperback.

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