Mymcbooks's Blog

Keepsake that Educates!

Book Review & Giveaway: Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle. Ends August 7th

Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle by Nicole Weaver and illustrated by Ruben Chavez.


A delightful story about compassion and the richness of family love and devotion!

This story is about the love that developed between a little girl named Marie and a stranded sea turtle. The story tells the struggles Marie had as she helped the sea turtle back out to sea.

Esta historia es sobre el amor que se desarrolló entre una niña llamaba María y una tortuga que vino a tierra para poner sus huevos. La historia cuenta las dificultades que tenía María para regresar la tortuga de nuevo al océano.

Cette histoire est au sujet de l’amour qui s’est développé entre une petite fille qui s’appelait Marie et une tortue de mer qui est venue sur le sable pour pondre ses oeufs. L’histoire raconte les dificultés que Marie a rencontrées pour remettre la tortue dans l’océan.

My Review: This is a great story written by the author in 3 different languages, English, Spanish and French. Marie was seeking seashells at the seaside when she came across a huge sea turtle who was finding it difficult to crawl back into the ocean. She came to its aid and tried to help but the turtle was too huge and she needed help. Her parents was standing at the seaside and the taught of asking them was out of the question for they will take the turtle home and cut it up to make stew.

What is Marie to do? Will her parents cut up the turtle for stew or will they help the poor turtle? You just have to buy your own copy and find out…lol!

This is a great story about friendship between a young girl and a sea turtle and her desire to help it back into the ocean. The story is also told in two other languages, a great way to promote other languages. This is a must have for parents and classroom teaching.  One of the best watercolor illustrations I have come across by Ruben Chavez.

Age: 9 – 12

Pages: 36

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

Free Giveaway (US Only)

Author is giving 1 lucky winner a copy of this book

Giveaway Ends August 7th  @ 12 noon

 Comments like these would be deleted –  Great contest, Please enter me, Love to win this!, This is so cute!

Mandatory: So leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

Mandatory: Leave your comments and email address in the comment field below.

All Mandatory must be completed or entry will be disqualified.


This giveaway has ended!


July 27, 2011 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
    My daughter loves to learn about all kinds of animals. Dinosaurs are her favorite. I always try to find books to read together that teach life lessons in a fun, entertaining way.

    Comment by Mona Garg | July 27, 2011 | Reply

  2. I love that this book relates the story in three different languages. My granddaughter has a Hispanic background
    and how wonderful it would be to read her the story in English & in Spanish!

    Comment by Rita M | July 27, 2011 | Reply

  3. Several of my grandchildren are of Spanish descent and speak fluently. My 10 year old granddaughter and 9 year old grandson would be perfect for this giveaway. How educational and fun would it be to read it in English and Spanish ? Great story line as well. GFC follower under Lucky47.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by Carol L. | July 27, 2011 | Reply

  4. We love turtles, and this book looks like it is written so lovingly. I love the fact that it is teaching kids other languages as well! What a wonderful idea!

    Comment by lisa | July 27, 2011 | Reply

  5. I love how this book is written in several different languages. My nephew and niece already understand english and spanish, so working on french would be great. Thank you so much! edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

    Comment by krystallarson | July 27, 2011 | Reply

  6. Cover is cute, story sounds great, and 3 different languages sound super appealing

    Great giveaway!

    Comment by Larissa Brunken | July 28, 2011 | Reply

  7. I’ve found that kids are fascinated by other languages, and to be able to see the other languages and feel like they are “reading” another language encourages them to study languages later in life. This would be a great book to encourage language exploration.
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

    Comment by Megan | August 1, 2011 | Reply

  8. Even though my grandchildren are only 6yrs old, I think they would love this story (with help). The english/spanish would be great, my grandson is starting to learn to speak spanish. This would be great to see the words in english and then spanish.

    Comment by joekathbia | August 4, 2011 | Reply

  9. What a great teaching tool! The cover is cute as can be and the story teaches a great lesson! Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy 🙂
    jwitt33 at live dot com

    Comment by jwitt33 | August 4, 2011 | Reply

  10. I study both Spanish and French so this would be a great addition to my library!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

    Comment by Wehaf | August 5, 2011 | Reply

  11. The cover illustration is very cute and I thought it was funny that the turtle is bigger than Marie.

    Comment by Lily Kwan | August 7, 2011 | Reply

  12. The Winner was selected using

    #10 – Wehaf

    Comment by mymcbooks | August 7, 2011 | Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: