Sea turtles are among the most beloved creatures on our planet, but today they’re also among the most endangered. One in a Thousand: Those Amazing Sea Turtles is a comprehensive, science-based chapter book that offers youth and adult readers a look into the fascinating lives of the world’s seven remaining sea turtle species.
Though this book was originally geared toward a 5th grade audience the graphics department was tasked with the challenge to use a design that would be accessible and appealing to readers of all ages. The detailed illustrations created and provided by Dawn Witherington, sparks interest in young readers. The illustrations and the books content educate people of all ages about sea turtle biology and ecology and communicate the efforts by scientists and wildlife conservationists to understand and protect these amazing creatures. Photographs were selected to represent the diversity of researchers, veterinarians and volunteers working with sea turtles. Rich, natural colors and fun, slightly larger fonts were used to appeal to the young and old alike.
The hard work of the entire team paid off as the publication won the 2017 Association for Communication Excellence gold award for publishing in popular publications category.
You can get your copy of the book and it’s accompanying plush sea turtle toy at http://ifasbooks.ifas.ufl.edu/p-1398-one-in-a-thousand-those-amazing-sea-turtles.aspx and http://ifasbooks.ifas.ufl.edu/p-1404-plush-sea-turtle.aspx.