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A Loud Winter's Nap based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This book is so adorable! With a lovely story and gorgeous, detailed illustrations, it's sure to be a hit with children and parents alike. While Tortoise just wants to go to sleep until spring, his friends want to include him in their fun winter activities. When Tortoise accidentally joins in he realises that maybe some tortoises do like winter after all. I loved Tortoise's teddy bear and I enjoyed seeing all of the different facial expressions of the animals in this story. This story would be fantastic to help teach children about friendship and could also be used to help them understand how people are feeling by their facial expressions. Thank you very much to NetGalley and Capstone for the opportunity to read this book. I adore everything about this book and hope it finds its way into homes and libraries everywhere. I'll be revisiting this book many times. It's one of those books you read with a smile on your face.
Tortoise wants to sleep during the winter. He keeps saying tortoises don't like winter. (Turtles actually do hibernate, but underground in muddy banks not trees). Every place he finds to sleep, he is disturbed by one if his friends and asked to participate in some type of winter activity. Tortoise is not happy about this and he keeps looking for a quiet place to nap. When he accidentally ends up on a sled going down a hill, he realizes how much fun it is and decides that some tortoises like winter. This is a cute, humorous story that little ones will enjoy. It touches on friendship as well as all the fun things you can do in the winter. I loved the illustrations. All of tortoise's "beds" are drawn in a fun way. I love his sign that appears in each picture. The other animals are drawn having fun and with great facial expressions. This is a great book for a kindergarten classroom or home library.