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Back to School Tortoise

by Lucy M George
Illustrated by Merel Eyckerman

Published by Albert Whitman, 2011
24 pages
ISBN: trade 978𢠪075-05106

Ages 3-6

A tortoise starting school worries about what might go wrong. 揥hat if he tripped and fell? Or he didn抰 like lunch? Or the kids were mean to him? But the tortoise considers the positive possibilities, too. 揥hat if it was fun? The potential for delight outweighs the potential for disaster, and the tortoise enters the classroom. That抯 when an already charming story takes an unexpected and hilarious turn: It turns out kids aren抰 the only ones with first-day jitters. Lucy M. George抯 witty twist on a typical back-to-school theme gains additional charm with Merel Eyckerman抯 blithe illustrations.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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