“I absolutely loved this story and so did my kindergartener. Pipsie, Nature Detective: Turtle Trouble by Rick DeDonato is a fun and educational tale that will captivate children as young as pre-k up through first or even second grade.”
Review of THE LUNCHNAPPER by The Children’s Book Review
This book does a great job injecting facts into a storyline, making learning fun, while also touching on friendship and bravery. Pipsie holds her head high and defends her friend the turtle, doing what she knew to be right. A brave little girl!
“DeDonato has Pipsie follow some essential steps for scientific inquiry: firsthand inspection for clues followed by consultation with an expert in the field (the zoo man with the badge). –– School Library Journal Review June 1, 2015