Keane, Dave Who Wants a Tortoise? Illustrated by K.G. Campbell Alred A. Knopf, 2016. $17.99 Content: G.
The adorable little girl in this book has been asking for a puppy her entire life. She has a birthday party but when she opens her present with the breathing holes in it, she is disappointed to find a tortoise. The girl’s father is allergic to dogs and so this is the animal he gives her. After pointing out all the ways that her tortoise has disappointed her, she comes up with inventive ways to play with her new pet. When the tortoise goes missing, she realizes how much she loves him and misses him.
My son and I were laughing out loud at this adorable book. The illustrations are perfect and the story line is great. I liked that the little girl learned to be grateful for what she had. Super cute read!
EL (K-3) – ESSENTIAL. Reviewer, C. Peterson.