I'll Follow the Moon — 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition

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OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD: "I'm coming Mama, I'll see you soon, I know just how, I'll follow the moon..." Celebrating the love between child and parent comes an achingly beautiful story that has captured hearts around the world. *Donates to charity: every book saves a turtle!"
[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 tightafter the 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 worldwidetoddler-cult following...baby turtle serenades us all so sweetly with his song of home. Proceeds to turtle charities too!" --National Geographic
"[H]ats off to this turtle hatchling who has garnered millions of fansacross the planet...a tiny activist who is saving his own kind...bravo." --World Wildlife Fund
"[S]tephanie Lisa Tara and Canadian illustrator Lee Edward Fodi have teamed upto create a lyrical rendition of a green sea turtle's first glimpse oflife. Hatched on a moon-washed beach, the baby turtle finds its wayby instinct across the expanse of sand to the sea and a rendezvous withits mother. Written in simple verse in the first person, the rhythmic text is full of action and sensory detail and loaded with alliteration and onomatopoeia for an enjoyable read-aloud. The refrain, "I'm coming, Mama.....," repeated on each double page spread, is soothing and reassuring of thejoyful reunion to come. The atmosphere of a quiet but determinedstruggle to break free of the egg soon gives way to growing excitementas the turtle mingles with fellow hatchlings and catches his firsttempting sensations: the smell of salt air, the sight of the moon'sglow, the gentle touch and beckoning sounds of the waves rushing toshore. Once he's free of the land, new motions take over: gulp, spin, float, swim...The final happy refrain is new and satisfying: "I'm here, Mama - here with you. I know I'd find you, Moon did too. "[F]ramed by endpapers of soft, limitless, underseagreen, Fodi's delightful illustrations feature an animated and engagingbaby emerging from an egg buried in golden sand. With other tinyturtles, he is shown plowing through the damp sand, sampling the saltysea air and marching unerringly toward the moonlight glimmer, his guide to the ocean. Once afloat, he soon comes face to face with "eyes like mine" in his new watery home. The gold of sand, blue of sky and green of the sea repeated throughout the book bring a sense of harmony. The turtle is the focal point of all the pictures, with few background details added.Theillustrator has carefully integrated the turtle's actions with Tara's verse which relies heavily on verbs: roll, slide,tumble......crawl, scoop, shove. Young children will be propelled through the story in the illustrations aswell as the text." *Highly Recommended. Gillian Richardson, who lives in BC, is a former teacher-librarian and freelance writer. --Canadian Materials Magazine, Gillian Richardson
"[I]n this tranquil bedtime story, a baby sea turtle hatches on the beach and wants to find his mother. And he knows just how -- he'll follow the moon! From his gentle struggles to break free of his egg to his determinationto dig his way out of the sand nest, we follow the baby sea turtle on each step of hisinstinctive journey back to his loving mother..." Very highly recommended. --Books of Wonder, New York City

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Stephanie Lisa Tara credits an overactive imagination for her whimsical, story-verse style. As a child, Stephanie transformed people and pets into animated personalities through fanciful lyrical rhymes. No one was safe!

Stephanie earned a B.A. in English literature and poetry at the University of Connecticut. She spent the next ten years writing ad copy in Manhattan. After the birth of her daughter, Madeline, Stephanie decided to focus on her passion--children's verse, which she deeply believes has the inherent power to charm, inspire, and teach children and adults alike. Tying verse together with insight means magic for Stephanie. Her work is inspired by literature's lauded children's authors--from Grimm to Lear to Seuss.

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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 Momwas 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 ounceof 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 littlegreen legs in a remarkable race to the sea. I watched them hop, one byone, 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.It is this precious feeling that inspired me to write I'll Follow the Moon, that came into being a few years later.

With love,
Stephanie Lisa Tara

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