Amazon is offering a free Kindle edition of the children's' book I'll Follow the Moon - 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition by Stephanie Lisa Tara
4.7 stars in 1,588 reviews
"[G]orgeous watercolors chronicle the journey of a baby sea turtle from its hatching to its first swim in the sea." --Kirkus Reviews
"[C]aptivates children with poetry..." --New York Times
"[A] tiny one-inch hatchling teaches the world about courage...utterly magnificent..." --San Francisco Chronicle
"[B]aby turtle wins hearts everywhere, expect your kids to hug you tight afterthe first read...expect to be asked to read again and again andagain..." --USA Today
"[I]'m coming Mama, I'll seeyou soon, I know just how, I'll follow the moon...we can't get babyturtle's song out of our heads...you wont be able to either...achinglysweet little bedtime book for wee ones." --Huffington Post
"[N]o surprise at all that this book has a worldwide toddler-cultfollowing...baby turtle serenades us all so sweetly with his song ofhome. Proceeds to turtle charities too!" --National Geographic
"[H]ats off to this turtle hatchling who has garnered millions of fans across the planet...a tiny activist who is saving his own kind...bravo." --World Wildlife Fund
"One night in 2001,
about a month after I brought baby Madeline home from the hospital, I noticed something quite strange
on the beach in front of our south Florida home. It was late and Mom was tired, doing a last-one-of-the-day bottle feeding on the deck after a long day of new mom activities. As Maddie slurped down the final ounce of her formula with that familiar glup, glup, glup
sound, I noticed dark, tiny shapes
scurrying across the sand. What was this?
I wondered and went down for a closer look. There they were! Baby turtles streaming out of hundreds of small nests, gentle rises in the sand were their markers.
The babies made fanciful patterns in the sand as they dashed on little green legs in a remarkable race to the sea. I watched them hop,one by one, into welcoming waves that sparkled under the beautiful moonlight. "I'm coming Mama..."
they seemed to be saying, and I realized that I was witnessing one of nature's sacred events, the love bond between mother and child.