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In this timeless classic by the famed author of Hairy Maclary, a baby turtle makes a perilous journey to the sea.

Lynley Dodd's classic story about a little turtle who hatches late, and must make a dangerous dash to the sea all by himself.
The words in his head became stronger than ever,
'To the SEA - to the SEA.'

The smallest turtle is the last of his family to set out on the journey to the sea. The sand is hot and the danger is great - will he make it to the safety of the ocean?

A beautiful story to read aloud, with illustrations that are sure to awaken and stimulate a child's interest in the wonders of nature.

From Lynley Dodd, the creator of the much-loved Hairy Maclary and Friends series.

Reviews

Lynley Dodd’s picture books are great fun to read aloud...How can you resist language like, “So away he went, skitterscatter…down a gravelly hole…through some prickly grass….” The rhyme, rhythm, and repetition in this story make it fun, too.

Emma Filbrun, Learning Resource Directory

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143772651

    January 29, 2018

    Puffin MR

    32 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • Board Book

    9780143771777

    January 2, 2018

    Puffin MR

    28 pages

    RRP $15.99

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    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • Fishpond
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.co.nz