Tuamor the Turtle

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BY Julia Thum | 0 Comment(s)
  • March 15, 2018

One tiny turtle in the Pacific Ocean takes on the might of the plastic peril.  

He's helped by two children, Abbie and her younger brother Charlie.  But is it too late for Tuamor, who dreams on day of having youngsters of his own?  Or does his message in a bottle lead to a happy ending?

My Thoughts

We all think we don't drop rubbish but somebody must be doing it or the sea would not be polluted with plastic.  This book tells Tuamor the turtle's tale and is an SOS to a world where the sea has become a disgusting plastic soup.  Imagine dipping your hand into a bag and for every six crisps you pull out, five of them are bits of dirty plastic.  That's what it's like to be Tuamor.  

This is a poignant and hopeful story with charming illustrations that graphically highlight the global problem of sea pollution in a way children can enjoy reading and easily understand.  It's a charming book for early learners and is great to read out loud (if you do, do make sure you read the foreword which is an important part of the Tuamor message.)  

The 'Famous Five' style illustrations and black and white drawings contain lots for curious minds to discuss and explore, and the sweet turtle page numbers had my audience longing to turn over.  

The book is printed by using environmentally friendly paper.

(My copy of Tuamor the Turtle will now go a local school library as part of the fabulous BookBuddy initiative. If you are a teacher, or a prolific reader with books to spare, do check it out and help to share the joy of reading.)

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