Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother Sea Turtles Month - Promo Post & Review of Turtle Book

*This book was received from the publisher for an honest review.

Stephanie Lisa Tara presents Mother Sea Turtle month!  Mothers need to stick together; whether scaly, feathered, furry or skinned! And to celebrate this Mother's Day and the release of her newest turtle book, Stephanie Lisa Tara's Turtle Book—which is the companion follow-up to her first international bestseller, I'll Follow the Moon—Stephanie Lisa Tara is giving away 2 gorgeous, large plush sea turtles (26"L x 8"H x 16"W) to reviewers!

 Dear Turtle Activists,

I want to thank each and every one of you for your tireless dedication and love to our cause! I have written this book FOR YOU! I dedicate this book TO YOU! 120 pages of fotos, facts and fun!

Stephanie Lisa Tara's Turtle Book has a primary goal: SAVING SEA TURTLES FROM EXTINCTION. A portion of proceeds from this book go to charitable organizations like the Turtle Foundation ( of whom my first turtle book, I'LL FOLLOW THE MOON—is a proud sponsor.

If you are new to us—please join with us, for together, holding hands, we can effect change. Yes—really! xoxo. SAVE GREEN SEA TURTLES on Facebook ( is our hugely popular hang-out—tens of thousands of Activists-strong. Please join us!

NOW—prepare for something totally new and amazing!

Stephanie Lisa Tara's Turtle Book is not your typical scientific turtle book: my special book is all about having FUN! Enjoy the mini FLIP-BOOK in the corners and create a movie of your own! Click the ebook pages—or thumb through manually in the paperback—YOUR CHOICE!

I've written these chapters in a fun, chatty voice—you know, the one YOU use when talking up your favorite topics! Don't be surprised if you find yourself giggling as you turn pages! Enjoy breathtaking photography, incredible facts, and way-out wow'ing surprises that these millennium-old creatures have to share.

AND: TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE! Yep! Stephanie Lisa Tara's Turtle Book is my second turtle book—it's a perfect TWIN to my first international bestseller, I'LL FOLLOW THE MOON: buy BOTH TOGETHER for your shelf. Two little twins; one a fable, one fotos, facts & fun.

So, in closing...please accept this deeply personal gift from me, your faithful sea turtle leader, the turtle-lady, or Stephanie Lisa Turtle - as I was renamed recently by a fan—from my heart to yours.


My Thoughts

This book was so fun to read and look through. It has so many amazing facts about all the different sea turtles and wonderful colorful photos. Besides being a very informative book, the way it's written is very fun and the author really makes it easy to understand. Her personality shows through in the writing and instead of feeling like an educational book, it's more like something you would pick up over and over again.

From a child's perspective, this book is also great. It has a cool flip book on the corner of the pages and my daughter was thrilled to just watch the picture move over and over again. She loved all of the pictures in the book and was actually interested in learning about the turtles. She loved looking through the book and asking me questions, and when she's a little older I think she will enjoy reading this herself. This is a fabulous companion to go with I'll Follow the Moon, and both books have become favorites in our home.

I've always believed that magic hides in special places. As a child, people would often stare at my bright red hair, which was very, very bright indeed.
Unfortunately, I developed a bad habit of making up rhymes about all of them, and they soon became funny characters. I didn't have much time to think about being different; fanciful lyricisms danced in my head, and no one was safe!
Since then, I've come to believe that storytelling has the power to inspire a deep love of language and learning. Words tripping off the tongue in somersaults that stick to your thoughts like taffy-- those are the things that stay forever in the mind.
I've lived in many special places: on a farm, in a city skyscraper, on a tropical beach, and in the beautiful country of France. Now I live in northern California, between the redwood forests and the sea. Even though I'm an adult, I'm still as silly as ever.
Many nice words have been used to describe my books, such as fun, engaging, delightful, and whimsical. Some folks say that I deliver timeless messages of love for kids and parents to share again and again; this makes me very happy. I hope that you'll enjoy my stories, too. Captivating children with language is something that I believe in, and I strive to live my life with this always.
--Stephanie Lisa Tara

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15 lucky people will win a copy of Stephanie Lisa Tara's Turtle Book. You must be 13 or older to enter. Open to US addresses only.  Giveaway runs from May 12th to June 12, 2013
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Two lucky reviewers will win a Melissa and Doug Giant Plush Stuffed Sea Turtle that retails at $34.99 and measures 26"L x 8"H x 16"W.  You must review Stephanie Lisa Tara's Turtle Book on Amazon to enter.  This giveaway runs from Mothers Day, May 12th to June 12th, 2013.

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And you can still enter to win a Kindle Fire! 

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*This book was received from the blog tour host for an honest review.  


  1. Oh my kids love the moving page books, they can sit there with them for hours and be entertained. I have seen this one around a few places and I just have to say that I love how it is informative and yet still a fun read for kids. I think that's a hard line to toy with and I'm happy to see that the author pulled it off in this case. Fabulous review doll, I'll be keeping my eye out for this one!

  2. I hope you had a wonderful mother's day! Part of my day was staying off the internet and it was a nice break. But I'm back….

    You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

  3. My kids are crazy about all animals, and especially sea creatures. We've been slowly reading this book and they love it. Glad you and your little one did too!

  4. I'm glad you really enjoyed this one! Thanks so much for sharing everything with your readers!

  5. Ooh yay I'm so glad that both you and your daughter really enjoyed this one! I'm so happy that it gives you a lot of information on a bunch of sea animals but the author's voice still shines through and it's not a boring textbook-like thing, rather a really fun kind of thing :) (I know. My vocabulary is so amazing the word "thing")

    Fantastic review and post, Amy!

  6. Cool post. You know where I live they have a turtle sanctionary. It's pretty cool.

  7. Aw, this looks so cute. I love turtles and sea turtles in particular, it sounds like a great book to read with little ones.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden


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