Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Limu: The Blue Turtle, by Kimo Armitage
Barnes & Noble
Limu was different than all the other Hawaiian sea turtles - he was blue! But while other turtles made fun of him, Limu still had fun growing up in the sea, bodysurfing the big waves, laughing with seals and making friends big and small. Follow Limu’s adventures, as he discovers that no matter what he looks like on the outside, others like him because of the good turtle he is on the inside.
The moral of the story is one that parents teach their kids: beauty is on the inside. Yadda yadda yadda.
What I disliked about the book was the clear lack of editing. Three sentences in a row end with the word "water." Within a span of four pages, Limu has "never seen so many different types of seaweed before."
My son loves this book, so we read it over and over and over, and I cringe every time I get to these two sections.