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The Adventures of Terry the Turtle and Gracie the Wonder Dog

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This storybook for children in grades 3-6 relates the adventures of the safety-conscious mayor of Shakeyville (Terry the Turtle) and a group of safety volunteers who meet with students at the local elementary school to teach them about earthquake safety. The students discover the importance of earthquake safety and preparedness. Included are suggestions for creating a disaster kit, illustrations of what to do if an earthquake happens (Drop, Cover, and Hold), and a list of resources.

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  • (2010), "The Adventures of Terry the Turtle and Gracie the Wonder Dog,"

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