Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Foolish Tortoise by Richard Buckley -- ADVISABLE

Buckley, Richard The Foolish Tortoise, illustrated by Eric Carle. EARLY READER. Simon Spotlight (Simon & Schuster), 2015. $3.99. Content: G.

Tortoise wants to be fast like all the other animals around him. The only solution? Remove his shell so he will be lighter and more flexible. Unfortunately, he soon finds out that the speed isn't worth the increased vulnerability. Will he make it back to his shell before he gets hurt?

This rhyming picture book is based on the original 1985 version, with a few textual changes. The story is enjoyable, the rhythm flows, and the rhymes work well throughout. Fans of Eric Carle will especially enjoy the illustrations.

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

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