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Nia loves Alfie, her pet turtle. But he’s not very soft, he doesn’t do tricks, and he’s pretty quiet. Sometimes she forgets he’s even there! That is until the night before Nia’s seventh birthday, when nAlfie disappears! Then, in an innovative switch in point of view, we hear Alfie’s side of the story. He didn’t leave Nia—he’s actually searching for the perfect birthday present for his dear friend. Can he find a gift and make it back in time for the big birthday party? From the authorillustrator of Fraidyzoo and The Bear Report comes a warm and funny ode to friendship—even when the friends see the relationship, and the world, very differently.
About the Author
Thyra Heder is the author of Fraidyzoo and The Bear Report. She is also an illustrator and storyboard artist whose clients include Kenneth Cole, Vogue, and CocaCola. She graduated from Brown University in 2006 with a degree in art semiotics. She lives in Brooklyn.