What Kind of Turtle Am I? is written by Donna M. Zappala. She is a native of New Jersey. Donna spent many years teaching preschool and kindergarten. While teaching students in the early grades, Donna would begin planning her lessons with a trip to the library to find children’s books that would enhance the topic she planned to teach. Often times, she became frustrated, not finding the best book to suit her lesson. So, now she is creating those stories she knows teachers will find useful, informative and enjoyable for themselves as well as their students.
What Kind of Turtle Am I? is Donna’s second children’s book and discusses the differences between turtles, tortoises and terrapins. It is the story of a turtle named Izzy who goes on a search to figure out what kind of turtle she is. She stops and asks many animals along the way and discovers, little by little, some amazing facts about herself. In the end, Izzy realizes that she is a diamondback terrapin and her search is over as she finds other diamondback terrapins to spend time with basking in the sun.
Donna enjoys visiting schools and reading to children. Please visit her website for more information, to purchase her books, upcoming events, and news.