Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle by Nicole Weaver

Discover a wonderful story of friendship and compassion in Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle by Nicole Weaver.

One day Marie is walking along the shore collecting seashells, when she spies what she thinks is the largest seashell she has ever seen. Rushing over, she discovers that it is not a seashell at all, but a sea turtle.

The turtle explains that she came ashore to lay her eggs, but her sore flippers prevented her from making it back into the ocean. She asks for Marie’s help. Marie soon finds out that she can’t lift or push the heavy sea turtle back into the water. And that’s when the trouble really begins.

This is a delightful book about the friendship that develops between a young girl and a sea turtle. One of the many great aspects of the book is that the sea turtle can talk and Marie can understand her. The quick friendship that develops and Marie’s desire to help her new friend is something that everyone will enjoy.

Marie’s parents play an important role in this book, but I don’t want to share too much or I’ll give it away.  All I will say is that Marie teaches them a lesson about compassion they won’t soon forget.

The illustrations provided by Ruben Chavez are absolutely wonderful. My favorite is the close-up of Marie’s face found on page 26.

A veteran teacher of French and Spanish, Weaver has written this book in English, French, and Spanish. This will allow it to be used with a diverse group of children. Locally, we have a children’s hospital who will just love having a trilingual book in their library.

If you’re looking for a sweet story, pick up a copy of Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle by Nicole Weaver.  You’ll be glad you did.

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher: Outskirts Press
  • Language: English, French, Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 1432723774
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432723774
  • SRP:  $14.95

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8 thoughts on “Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle by Nicole Weaver

  1. I’m still kicking myself for not keeping up on my French. I went to a Catholic elementary school, and we had 15 minutes of French a day. Both sides of my family are French Canadian and my parents and their siblings spoke it. You would think I could say something other than, Qui. Okay, I can say a few other things, but not much.

    My oldest daughter would love to learn French and Greek, since she is of both ancestries.

    Thanks for stopping by Jessica.


  2. Cheryl,
    You certainly are a great reviewer. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this awesome review.

    A great big thanks goes to Kathy, Nancy, Jessica, Vanessa and Janet for leaving comments.
    Have a blessed day.

  3. Cheryl:

    Delightful review! If I hadn’t read Nicole’s wonderful book already I would purchase one right away for my 6-year-old niece. Who by the way, loved it when I passed on the book to her!


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