Monty C. Turtle learns to swim – Kara Lauder, Dr Mick Guinea & Sunshine Herbert

Set off the coast of Western Australia, this endearing picture book presents the challenges faced by a newly hatched turtle. Watch the trailer to find out more about Monty C. Turtle.

The book trailer was created using Keynote software for Apple Mac computers but a similar result could be obtained using Microsoft Office Powerpoint. Movement is presented through the combination of slide transitions and object animations and timing. Slide presentations with added features are usually large, and when converted to movie files they get even bigger – so this one grew from 10.6 MB as a slide show to 63.3 MB as movie. Images other than those of the book were sourced from at and individual images do not require attribution but users are asked to provide an acknowledgement of the source on the work. Read the terms at the bottom of the home page before you start. The music has been sourced from and is freely available for non commercial purposes if correctly attributed. There is information on the site on how to do this and on other copyright considerations. The musician, Kevin MacLeod, is extremely open and generous in sharing his works, so take the time to follow this small requirements asked.


About jenbales

Avid lover of children's literature, experienced teacher librarian with expertise in resourcing the Australian Curriculum; Adjunct lecturer for Charles Sturt University and a representative of INT Books.
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