Is a turtle a reptile? Where do turtles lay their eggs? How can you help to protect turtles? This richly illustrated book answers all these questions and explains why turtles are an endangered species. It tells us why it is important for us to respect and protect the animals that share the planet with us. Read Awhile is a series of graded stories and non-fiction texts that have been written specially for young children in the Caribbean. Read Awhile books also contain questions, activities and other materials designed to improve children's reading skills and vocabulary.