Beginning with a map, or point of reference, is always helpful and Tortuga Squad does just that, indicating where both Costa Rica, and more specifically the town of Parismina are located. Also for point of reference, the cover of the book shows a baby turtle in a child’s hand showing just how small turtles are when first hatched. The candid style of photography shows how the Tortuga Squad operates similar to a documentary. The squad keeps turtles safe from poachers and dogs and educates people about safer fishing net options with TED’s (turtle excluder devices) like escape hatches for sea turtles. This is one story shining a light on how kids can make a difference with small scale activism. When children read this story, they are inspired to do the same and can share their own stories of efforts to help protect wild animals at World Association of Kids and Animals.
Title: Tortuga Squad: Kids Saving Sea Turtles in Costa Rica
Author: Cathleen Burnham
Published 2016 by Crickhollow Books
This copy was received from the publisher for purpose of review.