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In Leatherback Turtle, young readers follow the world's heaviest reptile as they learn about their natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, life cycle, and behavior. Bright, colorful photographs are closely linked to the age-appropriate text, engaging young readers as they discover this rare sea turtle that-unlike all other sea turtles-wears a flexible fibrous skin for a shell instead of hard, bony plates. Leatherback Turtle includes such useful and fun learning features as a detailed diagram that compares the animal's super size to something familiar in kids' own lives.