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Zonk And the Secret Lagoon: The Further Adventrues of Zonk the Dreaming Tortoise

Hoobler, David

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ISBN 10: 0970653719 / ISBN 13: 9780970653710
Published by Zonk Galleries, Oakland, California, U.S.A., 2005
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Oversized Unpaginated Very colorful illustrations Signed and dated by the author. Bookseller Inventory # 73717

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Title: Zonk And the Secret Lagoon: The Further ...

Publisher: Zonk Galleries, Oakland, California, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Glossy Hardback

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition

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  • Zonk is a little Sonoran desert tortoise who decides to find the ocean and become a sea turtle. Hiking with his friends, Bunny, Snake and Coyote, he sees a rock with the picture of a sea turtle swimming. Coyote explains, It s a sea turtle. They live in the ocean and there is water everywhere. Everyone laughed. Water everywhere! But to Zonk, locked in his heavy shell, floating on a cool quiet ocean sounds divine. 
  • A dreamer and explorer at heart, Zonk tries to enlist the help of his friends and family. But they don t understand his obsession and tell him it s a silly notion. Even his mother and father think the idea of water everywhere is just a myth, a waste of time. But Zonk has faith. With the help of the Ancient Spirit of the Saguaro and a flash flood, Zonk makes his way to the ocean and becomes a sea tortoise. 
  • It s a very humorous and entertaining story that also introduces children to the flora, fauna, and climate extremes of the Sonoran Desert. The book includes a variety of animals that children will love, monsoon rain storms, Ancient Desert Spirits, blue moons, and lots of fascinating nature. It is a story of dreams and persistence, of overcoming doubts, and of transformation. This very popular children s book series is great fun, educational, and wonderfully entertaining. 
  • All the Zonk books include some value-added features. In the front of the book is a simple map of where that story takes place. In the second and third book are additional maps that further illuminate that particular story. The science, that is biology and geography, are correct and current within the fantasy of a swimming tortoise and talking animals in each of the books. 
  • On the end pages of these books are small glossaries of terms, explanations of some of the geographic areas the stories take place in, additional information about some of the animals in the stories, and explanations of some of the ecosystem relationships between the creatures. 
  • The books are ecologically sensitive and on the end pages present, in a gentle way that will not frighten, tiny windows into some of success stories and the problem areas of environmental issues faced by the characters and ecosystems in the books. These materials are designed to be a jumping off place for teachers and parents to begin to talk to their children about how to value and take care of our environment and creatures. 
Beautiful artwork, humorous and entertaining stories, fascinating cast of characters and animals, and educational, be sure to purchase your copy today and start your Zonk Adventure.

From the Author:

I lived outside of Tucson for a number of years. It is a truly beautiful desert. It so inspired and awed me I wrote my first book, Zonk the Dreaming Tortoise. After I finished that book I became aware the story wasn't finish. I got in my truck and drove to Baja. Camping most of the trip I spent a month exploring the peninsula, the Gulf of California and Pacific shore. The Pelicans, Manta rays, Bats and Sea turtles were my companions on this trip. I went home and wrote and painted Zonk and the Secret Lagoon.

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