By Byrnes, B. B.By Simpson, Bron
The third title of the trilogy about Torri - a very special green sea turtle. The young reader shares in Torri's many adventures as she travels north through the Great Barrier Reef. Not only do Torri's travels showcase a healthy marine world but alas, she also chances upon a sect...ion of reef that is far from healthy. The young reader is exposed to subtle eco-messages that will inform their appreciation for the reef while alerting them to the need to care for our underwater world. Torri also shows how to deal with scary situations and being afraid, how to have the confidence to "have a go" by believing in herself, and how to self-sooth through the use of breath and positive self-talk - all reinforced by the reef raps and rhythms throughout the story. This makes Torri an excellent role model who can be used to help shape emotional and social resilience in the youngster.
The storyline along with the high quality audio and video features of the book, makes for an exceptionally engaging reading experience. The digital components of the book can be dual accessed directly from the book via either QR codes or web links making this a "next generation" publication. The audio component of the book provides options for use depending on the reader's preference: the full audio, which comprises casted narration, music, song and soundscape, can be accessed directly via the QR code or web link on the first page of the book; or there are individual songs and music clips that can be accessed from the related page as the book is being read.Read more
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Bron is a passionate believer in the power and value of children's stories to shape the world of the young reader. She brought to the Torri stories her background as a psychologist, with degrees in Clinical and Educational Psychology. Torri the Great Reef Surfing Turtle is Bron's first co-authorship and publication. As a grandmother, these days she continues to have a lot to do with children's books.
BB discovered the Great Barrier Reef after growing up on an inland farm in NSW. The symbiotic relationship between the huge array of marine creatures, the reef and the appeal of the ocean has evoked her eternal love and respect and feeds her desire to share its many splendors with others, especially children. Now her home and foremost creative space is Coral Bay WA.
Renato has been the design guru at RenBro Publishing for over 15 years. With the Torri series, he allowed his creative flare a lot more leeway in developing complex real-life composite images to illustrate this special green sea turtle's adventures. Renato has enjoyed combining his background and experience in psychology with his visual creativity to create delightful and evocative images for young readers.
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