Jellies in the Belly: A sea turtle’s Atlantic adventure


Swim far sea turtle, swim far . . . 

Join Lally the leatherback sea turtle from her birth on a tropical beach to her long migration north and then back again.  During her journey, the sea turtle protects fish populations by feeding on jellyfish in the Atlantic Ocean.

During Lally’s journey we learn about the dangers facing sea turtles, many of which are created by people. But we are also reminded of how amazing and special sea turtles are. 

This children’s story includes a step-by-step instructional guide for children to create their own ink and watercolour leatherback images to enhance learning, creativity, and fun.

This book will appeal to children aged 5-9.

About the artwork:

The permanent ink and watercolour illustrations reflect the life cycle of an endangered leatherback sea turtle. They are intentionally created to inspire young readers to show their understanding and create their own art after reading.

Author Bio

Carol McDougall

Carol McDougall, B.Ed., M.A., is the author and illustrator of Jellies in the Belly – a sea turtle’s Atlantic journey forthcoming with Boulder Books in 2022.

Carol is an international educator, writer and nature enthusiast from Canada. She lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland. With over three decades experience as a teacher, she conducts art integration workshops using her writing and illustrations to engage readers in literacy and creativity through nature.

Carol’s writing is inspired by her citizen scientist and conservation work and travels in locations such as BC, Zambia, China and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Carol won a CSWA Science in Society award as author and illustrator of A Salmon’s Sky View, the 10th anniversary edition published by Strong Nations in 2019.


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