written and illustrated by Rick Chrustowski
Henry Holt & Company, 2006
Why did the turtle cross the road?
Five years after a female painted turtle hatches from her shell, she is ready to lay eggs of her own. This is a dangerous task because there is a road between her and the perfect nesting site. She starts to cross, but a huge car is hurtling her way. It stops just in time, and the kind people help her to safety.
So the next time you see a Turtle Crossing sign, keep your eyes openif you’re lucky you just might see a painted turtle on her way to make a nest.