REVIEW: IT’S WORLD TURTLE DAY!
And have I got the turtle for you: Truman! He’s peaceful and pensive and sweet and very, very brave. I LOVE this book! Here’s my review:
Jean Reidy sets the stage with a description of who Truman is (and make no mistake—he is every bit as sweet as a donut!), where he lives, and with whom. Right away you know that Truman and Sarah have a very close relationship. So, one day, when Sarah gives Truman extra green beans, tells him to “be brave,” and leaves on the number 11 bus, it’s no surprise Truman chooses this day to break from his peaceful, pensive way of life and do something that seems impossible! This book takes on the first day of school with a whole new twist, and Lucy Ruth Cummins’ illustrations of Sarah, Truman, and Truman’s big adventure (from the perspective of someone the size of a donut), are the perfect complement to Jean Reidy’s text. If you want to read about turtles, donuts, green beans, city busses, being brave and big adventures, this book is for you!
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Heather is a busy wife and mom of five rambunctious children and one lovable pup They all provide lots of distractions, but oodles of inspiration. Sometimes the pictures and ideas in her head turn into her own children's stories, but she always makes time to read other people's books. Sometimes she reviews them here.