The Foolish Tortoise

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The timeless tale of The Foolish Tortoise, illustrated by Eric Carle, is now available in a Level 2 Ready-to-Read edition!

The foolish tortoise is tired of being so slow. He decides that the easiest way for him to move faster is to get out of his heavy shell. The only problem is, once he leaves his home, he’s too scared to walk anywhere! This silly tortoise learns the hard way that there’s no place like home.

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Overview

The timeless tale of The Foolish Tortoise, illustrated by Eric Carle, is now available in a Level 2 Ready-to-Read edition!

The foolish tortoise is tired of being so slow. He decides that the easiest way for him to move faster is to get out of his heavy shell. The only problem is, once he leaves his home, he’s too scared to walk anywhere! This silly tortoise learns the hard way that there’s no place like home.

Children will enjoy this jubilant tale of a tortoise on a journey of self-discovery! Now available as a Level 2 Ready-to-Read, this charming story with rhyming text is perfect for young readers!

A tortoise realizes the need for a shell after several scary encounters.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Tortoise is tired of being so slow. He decides that it is his shell that is slowing him down, so off it goes. But suddenly he is exposed to many new dangers and is no longer protected from the vagaries of the weather. When he comes across his shell again, he makes a decision to once again come home. It is a journey of self-discovery and leads to an understanding of the value of going slowly and safely. Reissued in board book form, another generation will enjoy the wonderful collage illustrations by Carle. 1998 (orig.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781481435772
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight
  • Publication date: 5/5/2015
  • Series: World of Eric Carle Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Richard Buckley is a much-traveled English writer of both prose and poetry. He has lived in New York, Paris, and London, but his present home is in Cheltenham, England, where he has lived for the past thirty years, bringing up two sons with his wife (and muse) Elfie. His books for children include The Dutiful Penguin, The Foolish Tortoise (with Eric Carle), The Greedy Python (with Eric Carle), and The Bird Who Couldn’t Fly (with Alex Williams).

Eric Carle is the author and illustrator of more than seventy books for children, many of them bestsellers. Born in Syracuse, New York, he moved to Germany with his parents when he was six years old. He studied at the Academy of Graphic Arts in Stuttgart before returning to the United States, where he worked as a graphic designer for The New York Times and later as art director for an international advertising agency. His first two books, 1,2,3 to the Zoo and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, gained him immediate international recognition. The latter title, now considered a modern classic, has sold more than 30 million copies and has been translated into forty-eight languages. Eric Carle and his wife, Barbara, divide their time between the mountains of North Carolina and the Florida Keys.

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