Tommie Turtle’s Secret
Little Tommie Turtle is at home in his shell.
When he swims under water, he swims very well.
When he’s walking on land, his pace really slows,
Because he’s carrying his house, everywhere he goes.
In Tommie Turtle’s Secret, Tommie outwits Hoppy Bunny to win the race and teach the bunny valuable lessons about friendship. A surprise twist at the end highlights moral values of forgiveness and that being nice, not bragging and teasing, is the way to make friends.
Large colored print is easy to read. Perfect rhyme, rhythm, and colorful illustrations make the book fun to read, and motivates children to ask for and read the book again and again.
Questions and Commentary at the end of the book test comprehension, stimulate critical thinking, and provide a basis for discussion of friendship and the effect of bragging on relationships.
In an entertaining way, the book gives children practice with rhymes in order to improve reading skills.
Good for early readers.
Hard cover Full color 11 X 8 1/2 40 page Sewn binding Heirloom quality
ISBN: 978-0-9792031-0-7 (hardcover)
Book of the Year & First Place for Children’s Book
Florida Writers Association 2008 Royal Palm Literary Awards
Dragon Pencil 2007 Silver Medal
Excellence in Children’s Literature
Best Submission for Children’s Writing
2005 Florida Christian Writer’s Conference.