To make it more Australian we also read Yakkinn the Swamp Tortoise – the most dangerous year. This follows the first year in the life of an endangered tortoise. We really enjoyed the pictures (the illustrations have an aboriginal theme to them) the story was well written and we will be looking for the next book. I want to add this one to our personal library!
The girls illustrated the book by making pictures depicting the seasons as shown in the book.
We made turtles out of collected gum nuts.
We had turtle bread for lunch – each child making their own turtle out of bread dough.
We had fruit turtles for afternoon tea.