Emma's Turtleby Eve Bunting, Marsha Winborn (Illustrator)
Inspired by the stories Emma reads to him, Turtle digs out of his pen and sets off to see faraway places. The backyard grass is longer than his legs so he thinks he must be in the jungle. He spies a tree stump and believes it’s an elephant’s leg. Just when he begins to worry that he’s lost, Emma rescues himand he discovers that he never
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i checked this book out at the library recently for my 2 and 3 year old girls (one who is named emma). we ALL loved it. since yesterday i have read it already at least a half dozen times. the illustrations are adorable and the story it perfect!! i love the way it is written! highly recommend it.
Caldecott Medal winning author Eve Bunting is a natural born storyteller. Whether or not her birth in Ireland has anything to do with that is immaterial as to date she has penned over 200 books for young readers. Many parents today may well remember having Bunting's books in their libraries as children and eagerly buy them for their own youngsters. Here's one more to enchant young eyes and ears. The author might well have titled this story The Traveling Turtle because this small reptile lives in a pen in Emma's backyard yet he longs to see the world. He's very fond of Emma as she visits him often, rubs his head, and brings him treats. However, the tales she has read to him about faraway places - India, Africa - have whetted his appetite to see for himself. So, one morning he digs a hole under the wire of his pen and begins his journey. He's amazed at what he sees but as turtles move very, very slowly, how far did he go? Marsha Winborn's gentle watercolor illustrations are a perfect companion for this story of a globe trotting pet. - Gail Cooke