Sunday, November 14, 2010


Sunday, November 14, 2010
I love books that are both educational and fun for the twins. Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle is a book written in three languages, to help expose children to learning new languages early on. Nicole Weaver, the author of this book, is a veteran teacher of French and Spanish at the middle school and high school level, which is why she wanted to create a book in all three languages.
My Take
This book is captivating with colorful illustrations and a moving plot. It's about a young girl named Marie who strikes up a brief friendship with a sea turtle who needs help getting back to the sea, but her parents have other plans for the turtle. Can Marie save the sea turtle?? You'll just have to read the book to find out!

Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle is a great book for kids who are about 9-12 as some of the words can be difficult to pronounce (but if an adult is reading then it's great for all ages). I would highly recommend getting this book for your child!

Cost: You can buy Marie and her Friend the Sea Turtle for $13.45 on ($$$$)

Overall: We give Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle a 9/10!

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  1. Great book! I am a new follower. Found you on bookblogs.

    Stop by when you can!

    Dona Y.

  2. Dona,

    I am now following you. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Great blog!! I'd love to win a copy of the book too--I really want to teach my kids Spanish.


  4. I'm your newest follower!


  5. I'm following the twinners on twitter--screenname CarlaINHouston.


  6. I'm following Elana's personal blog too!


  7. I'm following Nicole Weaver on FB. Can you tell I'd love to win this?!