Jokes and Legends About Turtles   turtles

a cartoon about turtles

Cartoon by Eric Decetis
NobleWorks P.O. Box 1275 Hoboken N.J. 07030

a joke about turtles

Two turtles crossing the road hit each other head on and were both knocked unconscious. The policeman who was summoned to investigate the accident tried to find a witness, but only found a snail nearby.

"Did you see the accident?" the officer asked. "Can you tell me what happened?"

"Yes I saw it" replied the snail, "but it all happened so fast !"

A legend about turtles:

An English philosopher was visiting India, and was introduced to a holy man. The philosopher asked the Holy Man the nature of the world, and the old man replied, "Oh the world is a great big ball that sits on the great flat back of the Great World Turtle."

The Englishman of course asked "What does the turtle stand on?"

The seer replied "Why on the back of an even larger turtle of course!"

Then the Englishman asked "and what does THIS turtle stand on?"

The old man shook his head and sweetly smiled and said "it is no use my son, it is turtles all the way down!"

A wise saying about turtles:

"Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out."

James Bryant Conant, Harvard President

Wise sayings about humans and animals:

"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion
to embrace all living creatures..."

Albert Einstein

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be measured
by the way in which its animals are treated."

Mahatma Gandhi

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Turtles to Color
& Other Kid Activities

from the Chicago Turtle Club

More Legends
and Folklore
About Turtles

To Learn More About Turtles:

All About Turtles

A very cool turtle maze to try!


Pages of Turtle Clipart!
And more Turtle Clipart!


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Green Forest: Turtles
A wonderful online book for children about turtles in Vietnam
with some games, too!

 A good book for kids age 10+


 Two articles for teachers:

  book cover
click the cover for more info


The Use of Reptiles
in Public Education

Special Needs of
the Classroom Reptile

exotic turtles

Kids' Questions About Turtles


The Turtle Puddle