A kid can never have too many wonderfully illustrated picture books and if the subject is about an animal, particularly an endangered one, that’s all the better. This book revolves around the life cycle of a green turtle from its inception (be prepared to explain the world ‘mate’), to it hatching and venturing out into the sea, to becoming an adult and encountering all the terrible things that endanger a sea turtle’s life. The aim is to educate with facts more than entertain, which is why this book is a good read – it can’t all be unicorns and glitter. The last few pages focus on turtle facts, what we can do to help, and how to live the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The illustrations are lovely and by the end of the story, ‘Puteri Tioman’ will be your kid’s favourite turtle.
Available at Silverfish Books 20-2F, Bangsar Village II, Bangsar, KL (03 2284 4837/silverfishbooks.com).