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The Foolish Tortoise (World of Eric Carle Series)

The Foolish Tortoise (World of Eric Carle Series)

by Richard Buckley, Eric Carle
     
 

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Last published in 1998, this classic story whimsically illustrated by Eric Carle returns with a fresh new cover design. Children and adults alike will enjoy this jubilant tale of a tortoise on a journey of self-discovery!

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Last published in 1998, this classic story whimsically illustrated by Eric Carle returns with a fresh new cover design. Children and adults alike will enjoy this jubilant tale of a tortoise on a journey of self-discovery!

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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 from hornets, hungry birds, snakes, and is no longer protected from the vagaries of the weather. He spies a hare, hound, and horse and laments that he will never be as fast as they are. Tortoise looks mighty strange without his shell—more like a green lizard. When he comes across his shell where he so casually tossed it, 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 story and wonderful collage illustrations by Carle. Part of "The World of Eric Carle" series. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416979166
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
03/10/2009
Series:
World of Eric Carle Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
588,412
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
1 - 3 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 an internationally bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of more than seventy books for very young children including his most well-known title The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Born in Syracuse, New York, Eric Carle moved to Germany with his parents when he was six years old. He studied at the prestigious art school, the Akademie der bildenden Künste, 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. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, now considered a modern classic, has sold more than 41 million copies and has been translated into sixty-two languages. With his late wife, Barbara, Eric Carle cofounded The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts in 2002. Eric Carle divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina.

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