Sweet T and the Turtle Team by Cat Michaels Blog Tour

Sweet T and the Turtle Team by Cat Michaels

I am always looking for special books for my ten-year-old granddaughter, and Sweet T and the Turtle Team by Cat Michaels is a perfect match!

When Tara arrives at Aunt Mae Gray’s cottage on Gull Island, she misses her sister Kristen terribly.  At least the girls can use their parent’s tablets to text each other at the end of each day, but it isn’t like having someone Tara could talk to anytime she wanted. Besides, neighbor Billy made fun of her fast speech and “northern” ways.  Did he have a secret that made him so angry? Why is it so difficult to make friends in unfamiliar surroundings?

When a tropical storm bears down on Gull Island, everyone worries about the hatchlings in the turtle nests. Will they survive the tempest driving in from the ocean? Can the Turtle Team save them?

From saving pelicans and sea turtles to dealing with huge cockroaches, Tara takes your child on such a delightful adventure they won’t want to put this book down. It is filled with courage, hope, and love which will drive the imagination of any child.

"Sweet T and the Turtle Team" by Cat Michaels
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Title:  Sweet T and the Turtle Team
Author:  Cat Michaels
Illustrator: Irene A. Jahns
Publication Date: July 2017
Publisher: 2101 Ink
Number of Pages: 72
Recommended Ages: 6 to 11
Summary: It’s nesting season for loggerhead sea turtles on North Carolina’s Gull Island. Nine-year-old Tara (or Sweet T as her family sometimes calls her) is determined to see hatchlings make it safely from their nests to their ocean home.Summering on Gull Island with Great Aunt Mae could be tons of fun, but T is having a hard time making new friends with island children, let alone finding kids to help her monitor a sea turtle nest.There’s little sister Jenna, but Jenna is, well, little.
Fuzzy is around, too, but Jenna’s blue stuffy rabbit gets lost all the time.  Besides, a toy bunny can’t help protect turtle nests. Tara befriends Billy, a moody island child.  He teaches her skimboarding and shows her the best shelling spots. But Billy stomps away when she asks him to read the “Turtle Team Guide” and join her in saving baby sea turtles. What’s up with Billy?  He’s nice one minute and grumpy the next.  And why does he refuse to join T’s Turtle Team?  T can’t figure him out. A tropical storm threatens Gull Island just as the sea turtle nest is ready to hatch. T must abandon the nest and prepare for bad weather.
  • Will Sweet T and her friends keep safe from the storm?
  • Will the sea turtle nest survive angry ocean waves?
  • Will Billy reveal his secret?

Dive into adventure, fun, and secrets on Gull Island with“Sweet T and the Turtle Team” to find out! “Sweet T and the Turtle Team” is the third book of the Sweet T Tales Series of chapter books for early and reluctant readers by Cat Michaels, MS., Ed.  With a glossary, comprehension quiz, sea turtle hatch photo gallery, and discussion questions, “Turtle Team” delivers powerful messages about protecting marine life while helping young readers empathize with children who struggle to read.

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About the Author


Author, blogger CAT MICHAELS, M.S., Ed., has more than two decades of experience helping students from kindergarten to college with learning disabilities and Asperger’s syndrome.

Her chapter books and Sweet T Tales series for beginning readers tell of every day life with a twist of magic and mischief.  Cat’s books encourage young and reluctant readers to use their imagination and solve kid-sized dilemmas as they enjoy reading.

Cat lives in North Carolina with her family, where she enjoys digital photography and graphic design, creates pocket gardens, works out as often as she can, and writes.

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6 thoughts on “Sweet T and the Turtle Team by Cat Michaels Blog Tour

  1. Stacie @ BeachBoundBooks

    I am so happy your granddaughter enjoyed Sweet T and the Turtle Team and I appreciate your beautiful review. Thank you for being a part of the tour.

    • You are most welcome, Stacie. The book is a delightful addition to children’s literature!

  2. Peggy, Sweet T and I are over the moon you, your grand daughter, and your lovely readers are visiting us on Gull Island. Big smile here knowing you enjoyed my tale, — pelicans, sea turtles, cockroaches, and all -:D. Thanks a ton for your sweet words about the Turtle Team and your honest review.

    • My granddaughter would love to go to Gull Island now! Thanks for sharing such a delightful story with my readers!

  3. Hi Peggy, I’m hoping all is well with you and yours!
    Thanks for sharing this lovely review and post for Cat’s new book!
    Take care,

    • It’s a delightful book, Rosie! We were delighted to share it and provide insight into the environmental needs of nesting turtles through a story.

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