Izzy’s Hatchlings

Izzy’s eight hatchlings have grown into healthy and playful diamondback terrapins. However, the one male struggles with being the smallest in the bunch. To find the answer, he asks everyone he meets this question: “Why am I the smallest?”

IZZY’S HATCHLINGS [©2015] Written by Donna M. Zappala and Illustrated by Marco Serido [Children’s Picture Book (G) 24 pages color | Released by Kittycat Books]

izzy's Hatchlings

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COLOR HARDBACK [EAN 978-1-941278-08-6 | ISBN 1-941278-08-6] 8.5×11 library casebound (24 pages color) | Average Price: $19.99 ||

COLOR PAPERBACK [EAN 978-1-941278-09-3 | ISBN 1-941278-09-4] 8×10 trim (24 pages color) | Average Price: $11.99 ||

COLOR EBOOKS [EAN 978-1-941278-10-9 | ISBN 1-941278-10-8] Available in EPUB and Kindle (color) | Average Price: $3.99

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“My two sons and I love this book!!! Not only does it show my youngest that he’s not the only one who feels like he’s the smallest kid ever but it also helps my oldest to understand how his younger brother is feeling. It’s just a great read for all, plus we LOVE TURTLES!” ~ reviewed by Colin Woerz [FIVE STARS]

“IZZY’S HATCHLINGS is the latest in the series, and it won’t disappoint! Young readers will LOVE getting to meet Izzy’s new children, especially the very lovable Sal! :) As in previous books in this series, in addition to being a great and captivating story, readers will learn the differences between male and female terrapins. As all of the books in this series do, IZZY’S HATCHLINGS will both entertain and educate young readers. I bought the entire set for my the school’s library where I work, and I’ve been told by the librarian that Izzy’s Hatchlings was a huge hit! Educational. Fun. And captivates young readers’ attentions! Highly recommend it! Perfect for science lessons for younger grades too!” ~ reviewed by Jennifer L. DeGregory [FIVE STARS]

“IZZY’S HATCHLINGS is adorable! So cute. I love that my kids learn at the same time. Illustrations are awesome as well!” ~ reviewed by Michelle Schneider [FIVE STARS]

Donna M. ZappalaDONNA M. ZAPPALA holds a BA in Elementary Education and Psychology and a master’s degree in Mathematics Education for grades kindergarten through sixth. Donna resides in New Jersey with her husband Adrian, a university administrator, and her three girls. Publications include the following children’s picture books: GABBY AND THE TOOTH FAIRYIZZY’S CROSSINGIZZY’S HATCHLINGSWHAT KIND OF TURTLE AM I?

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