Dreaming in Turtle: A Journey Through the Passion, Profit, and Peril of Our Most Coveted Prehistoric CreaturesDreaming in Turtle: A Journey Through the Passion, Profit, and Peril of Our Most Coveted Prehistoric Creatures by Peter Laufer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really found this book to be a worthwhile read. I love turtles! I’ve been lucky enough to swim with turtles in the wild as well as see turtles laying their eggs. On my bucket list is to see the little turtles come out from the nest and off into the water. I think turtles are beautiful and fascinating. They look so wise as you look into their eyes. The book shows us some of the good and bad in the turtles plight in the world. Sadly there are many people around the world who like turtles and tortoises for other purposes. Some people believe turtles have medicinal uses, some people enjoy eating them, and some people find various uses for their shells. Some of this may have merit but we have to be careful with these beautiful creatures so that generations after us can learn about them and love them. After the author becomes a temporary caretaker for Fred, a turtle, he learns the importance of slowing down. Overall a very well written book. If you have any interest in turtles and their place on the earth be sure to check this out. Please note there are some disturbing elements so be aware of that.

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