Thursday, August 6, 2015

Turtle and Me by Robie H. Harris -- ADVISABLE

Harris, Robie H. Turtle and Me, illustrated by Tor Freeman. PICTURE BOOK. Little Bee Books (Bonnier Publishing Group), 2011/2015. $16.99. Content: G.

Turtle has been Boy's stuffed animal since before Boy was even born. But after years of rips, stains, and general aging, a friend convince Boy that he's too old for his favorite stuffed animal. Poor Turtle!

This is a sweet, poignant tale of growing up but still holding on to the things that made childhood good. It would be especially helpful for children who are in that awkward stage where they want to be very big but are also afraid to let go of childhood. Grownups affected by the Toy Story movies may find themselves especially misty-eyed with this one.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Caryn

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