"Oh, Iʼm going for this one. Itʼs like youʼre under the water.....wow!"
"I couldnʼt draw a turtle like that!"
"Loggerhead. Thatʼs a weird name..."
One Tiny Turtle
By Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Jane Chapman
Walker Books 2001
Loggerhead Turtles are very mysterious. They disappear for years, and then suddenly turn up on the beach where they were born.
This book was fun to paint because so much of the action takes place under water. The pictures had to be very accurate, so I repainted a few things when the Scientific Advisor spotted some mistakes. Phew!
Winner - IRA Teacher's Choice Award
Winner - English 4-11 Book Awards
Nominated - CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2001
Nominated - Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award
Text © 2001 by Nicola Davies. Illustrations © 2001 by Jane Chapman
Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Walker Books