Ga. Sea Turtle Center creates children's book

Published On: Oct 22 2012 12:26:18 PM EDT
Updated On: Oct 22 2012 12:26:46 PM EDT
News4Georgia

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. -

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island is selling a children's book based on an original story by the center's staff.

The 44-page book, "Scute's Ocean Adventure," revolves around the center's mascot, Scute the Sea Turtle. The story follows the character as he hatches from a nest on Jekyll Island, swims out to sea and eventually returns to the center's sea turtle hospital after eating a plastic bag that he mistook for a jellyfish.

Lori Hunt, the book's illustrator, says the project too years to complete. The basic characters and story come from a puppet show that staff members perform for children visiting the Sea Turtle Center.

Jeannie Martin, a co-editor of the book, says the authors worked hard to make the story realistic and educational but also entertaining.

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus