We love reviewing books, especially ones that have detailed and lively illustrations like the ones Diane Lucas has created for "Milton the Square Shell Turtle." The text in the story talks directly to the reader and engages them in what is happening. Just as a parent or teacher would when talking about a nature or subject a child asks to know more about. Young readers will also meet other creatures living near the pond by Milton's home. What we loved about this is teachers and/or parents can use it to teach young children about the world beyond their home and school.
We do want to note this isn't a book for beginning readers to read on their own as the sentences are long. The wording isn't difficult so you could read together, switching off between the long sentences and shorter ones.