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Turtle Splash!: Countdown at the Pond [Hardcover]

By Cathryn Falwell (Author) & Cathryn Falwell (Illustrator)
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Item description for Turtle Splash!: Countdown at the Pond by Cathryn Falwell...

As they are startled by the activities of other nearby creatures, the number of turtles on a log in a pond decreases from ten to one.

Publishers Description
It's a peaceful day at the pond as ten timid turtles bask in the sun. But wait A bullfrog leaps, a rabbit rustles, deer appear, a chickadee chirps, and ten nine eight seven six five four three two one by one the turtles dive into the water. Splash

Citations And Professional Reviews
Turtle Splash!: Countdown at the Pond by Cathryn Falwell has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1306
  • Ingram Children's Advance - 07/01/2001 page 45
  • Publishers Weekly - 07/09/2001 page 67
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 07/01/2001 page 938
  • Booklist - 08/01/2001 page 2128
  • School Library Journal - 09/01/2001 page 188
  • ALA Notable Childrens Books - 03/15/2002 page 1229
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2001 page 17
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2002 page 79
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2002 page 17
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 867

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Greenwillow Books
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 11" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   1.3 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 7, 2001
Publisher   Greenwillow
Age  3-8
ISBN  0060294620  
ISBN13  9780060294625  
UPC  046594015952  

Availability  6 units.
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More About Cathryn Falwell

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Cathryn Falwell has written and illustrated many award-winning books for children, among them Lee & Low's David s Drawings, a Bank Street College Best Children s Books of the Year, and Butterflies for Kiri, a "Choices" selection from the Cooperative Children s Book Center. Falwell lives in Gorham, Maine, with her husband and their two sons.

Cathryn Falwell currently resides in Gorham, in the state of Massachusetts.

Cathryn Falwell has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Read-Along

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Turtles
2Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Basic Concepts > Counting
3Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Fiction
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

Reviews - What do customers think about Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond?

Love the artwork!  May 22, 2008
This is a great counting book for toddlers and preschoolers, as young as age 2. I'm sure older kids would enjoy it, too, as it teaches about the different animals that come to the pond (and has more detail in the back section about the animals encountered). The rhyming and great pictures will keep younger children entertained, even if they don't yet get the concept of how to count. I love the artwork and all the creatures the turtles encounter in the pond. I'm looking for more books by this author.
Great counting book  May 4, 2004
In this book ten turtles are sitting on a log, but one by one, they each jump into the water when startled by other creatures of the forest, like bullfrogs, ducks, and deer. The story rhymes, and has a lot of alliteration. At the end of the book is a reference section with short informative descriptions of the animals mentioned in the text. This is great for parents who are faced with follow up questions after reading the book. The story, with its countdown plot, makes a great wind-down at bed time. It has about 60 words.
Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond  Oct 16, 2002
Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond is the story of a day in the life of ten Eastern Painted Turtles. The basic premise of the book is learning the numbers one thru ten. The book begins with "Ten timid turtles, lounging in a line. Startled by a bullfrog...Then there are nine." Various creatures continue to disturb the turtles. One by one their numbers dwindle. The story concludes with all ten turtles reunited for the night. The numbers one thru ten are then reviewed. Falwell includes 2 pages of ecological information at the end of the story. Information is included about all of the wildlife mentioned in the book.
The artwork in this book is striking. Each page contains a striking mixed media collage. The leaf prints and birch bark leave a realistic impression of life at the pond. The various animals depicted appear very lifelike. The Eastern Painted Turtles are especially well depicted. Several collages provide a clue to the next animal that the turtles will encounter. A rabbit is seen in the background on the page featuring the bullfrog. Part of the red squirrel's tale is seen on the page featuring the rabbit. A glimpse of the fawn's back is seen on the page featuring the red squirrel. The book also includes instructions on how to recreate Falwell's leaf prints.
Language booster  May 17, 2002
My grandson loves this book! He likes to count the turtles, find the animals, and make all the animal sounds. He's even noticing the lively verbs and adjectives and has used them when he talks!
The artwork is very attractive and textural. A wonderful book.
Count on this one!  Oct 21, 2001
This beautiful counting book is a great introduction to nature as well. The bright collage illustrations are rich with texture and detail, and the perky text is fun to read to kids while they find clues to the next animal hidden in the pictures. There are information pages in the back that provide more interesting facts about each animal ( helpful to parents,too--I didn't know that turtles wintered over in the mud at the bottom of the pond!) and even an arts and crafts page that shows an easy way for children to make leaf prints.

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