Author & Illustrator: Janis Cox
Softcover; 25 pages
8-1/2 x 8-1/2
I have had the extreme pleasure of reviewing Tadeo Turtle. It is a very well written short story with wonderful illustrations. I have reviewed several children’s books and this one is no comparison to the others…it far outshines them!
It is the story of Tadeo, a turtle, who meets a squirrel. He is jealous because the squirrel can run and jump and play but he cannot, because of his shell. He then has a dream where he gets out of his shell and enjoys running and jumping and playing – but in the end he realizes what a blessing his shell really is.
Personally I really appreciated the references about God making him as well as the one area where there is a very difficult word and that word is explained there on the same page (but below the story). I thought these were VERY NICE touches.
Another neat thing about this book is the “Activity Pages” in the back. It shows you how to make a paper plate turtle, a dough turtle, a rock turtle and a felt turtle…all using items you most likely already have in your home! Lastly, there is a page designated for “Research” where additional thoughts are shared.
The only drawback is the cost of the book at $12.99 plus $2.50 shipping (US & Canada). I will mention that the paper used is definitely higher quality than a less expensive book. Overall, I would highly recommend this book (if the price were lower).
Have a wonderfully blessed day!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. No compensation was received. All opinions are my own.