Tommy's Turtle: I Wonder Why

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Tommy’s Turtle offers subtle lessons in both pet care and the importance of close observation. Tommy learns what his turtle needs to thrive, including a safe habitat and tiny bites of healthy food. As he watches his turtle swim, crawl, and go into its armorlike shell, Tommy learns about the characteristics of living organisms. Budding herpetologists and pet-loving kids alike will enjoy this gentle tale of finding and caring for an animal friend. Tommy’s Turtle is part of the I Wonder Why book series, written to ignite the curiosity of children in grades K–3 while encouraging them to become avid readers. These books explore the marvels of animals, plants, and other phenomena related to biology. Included in each volume is a Parent/Teacher Handbook with coordinating activities. The I Wonder Why series is written by an award-winning science educator and published by NSTA Kids, a division of NSTA Press.


Lawrence Lowery taught in the Oakland, CA, public schools before becoming a professor of science education at the University of California, Berkeley. He has more than 40 years’ experience creating science activities and programs, developing curricula, and writing articles and books, including the NSTA Press publication The Everyday Science Sourcebook and the I Wonder Why series.