Who Saw Turtle? by Ros Moriarty & Balarinji

Turtle is migrating back home because it is time to lay her eggs.

This colourful book documents her journey through the ocean and lists all the creatures she swims past in beautiful indigenous design.

The shark and octopus, fish and prawn, dugong and stingray all see her make her way through the vast seas, heading ashore.

The ‘who saw turtle’ page is like a memory game. See if you can remember which sea creatures have spotted her so far?

She swims past crocodile too and safely reaches the beach to dig the nest for her eggs in the sand. But, did goanna, who wouldn’t mind an egg snack, see the turtle and her eggs? And will the turtle hatchlings safely return to sea with their mother?

This is a great book for kids to read the awesome adjectives used to describe the sea creatures. Tomu’s class (prep year) have already started learning to use adjectives from term 3.

The whale with the slapping, splashing tail saw Turtle.

The jellyfish with the glassy, squishy body saw Turtle.

The pictures in the book are designed by Australia’s leading Indigenous design studios, Balarinji. If you have seen the Aboriginal artwork on Qantas jets, then you have seen their wonderful designs.

Suggested age: Read aloud to 3+. Read by self: 5+. Recommended for an intermediate reader.

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