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OSCAR'S ADVENTURES IN THE WOODS

Author: Pam Stone

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Publisher: Outskirts Press, 2010

Material: paperback

Summary: Oscar lives in a small aquarium in Shelby's backyard. One day, when Shelby was cleaning his tank, Oscar wandered into the woods. He stayed there through fall and winter, and returned to Shelby's backyard in the spring. Every year for 5 years, the turtle with the chip in his shell would return. This is a picture book based on the true-life adventures of a pet turtle.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book,

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 7; read yourself: 7 to 10

Interest Level: 3 to 8

Age of Child: Read with an 8-year-old girl

Young Reader Reaction: Our daughter thought Oscar was cute ... and she immediately wanted her own pet turtle.

Adult Reader Reaction: This is a cute story, especially since it was based on real events. We have had our fair share of visiting turtles, and it was nice to talk about those memories.

Pros: Cute illustrations propel this story about a turtle named Oscar.

Cons: None, really.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is fun to read - especially for anyone who has had a turtle wander into their yard.

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Educational Themes: The story initially focuses on Shelby, but there is great factual information about turtles and their habitats. Knowing where they live, you might go outside on a turtle hike.

Notes: The author donated a copy of this book as part of our Author Showcase. The book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, animal characters, nature

Date(s) Reviewed: May 2013, September 2014

Other Reviews: No Critics' Reviews found. See reader feedback at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.




                 

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