Great textures and colors in this book by Kurt Cyrus! How did he get the sand to look so real? I thoroughly enjoyed the rhythm and flow of The Voyage of Turtle Rex (2011, Harcourt), a picture book written in rhyme. Any child who is interested in turtles or dinosaurs will like the large illustrations, which in combination with the clever text, make up an interesting, informative, and distinctive children’s book. An author’s note in the back briefly gives more information about sea turtles past and present. This picture book offers the total package. I highly recommend it.