Here's what reviewers are saying about Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle
There are some important lessons I think children and their parents will learn after reading this book.
1. The importance of families listening with their hearts and not just their heads.
2. Children will hone their critical thinking skills. While her parents and Marie had differing opinions of what should be done with the sea turtle, they worked together and came up with a satisfying solution. Children will learn how cooperation makes a person become part of the solution rather than part of the problem.
3. Children will also learn the art of compassion for God's creatures. Marie exemplifies this lost art and will give parents opportunities to discuss treating animals with respect.
4. Children will be exposed to different cultures and discover even if we live in different parts of the world, compassion never goes out of style.
***In this book Marie follows her heart and cares for a sea turtle that cannot return to the ocean on its own. I feel this story is so important because not only does it teach children to follow their hearts and take care of our world's animals, but it also introduces children to sea turtles in general.
Growing up in FL, I learned a lot about sea turtles as a child and what a hard life they can have and how important it is for humans to intervene when a turtle is in trouble. Unfortunately, our turtles need to be protected from humans as well and Marie teaches children to be brave and stand up for what is right even if it is scary.
Now that I live in TN, I see a definite need to teach children about sea turtles and how to protect them. This is a creature that children in landlocked states don't really learn about. This book is especially important for readers in states such as mine. Not only is it a good book to purchase for your child but every school should have one in their library as well. This beautifully written story includes illustrations that are colorful and a joy to look at!