This book covers all topics about keeping a tortoise or turtle as a pet. Basis information how torts and turtles behave and live is given to better understand tortoises' ecology. Then it is described how to select a healthy tort, how to house it with all the necessary equipment. Much information is availalbe about husbandry, breeding, health. To end there is an extensive species description described with all the necessary basic information of the described tortoises and turtles.
It is a very good book for older children who can take responsibility to take care of a tortoise or turtle as a pet.