The Tortoise and the Hairpiece is the story of a lonely young tortoise named Jake who is embarrassed by his bald head. Even though other animals invite him to play, he keeps to himself, positive that nobody will really want to be his friend because he looks different. When he tries to look like everyone else, it doesn’t quite work the way he planned. After getting some help from a local misguided buzzard and a wise owl, he learns that everyone is best at being themselves and that he doesn’t need to try to be someone else or look like someone else just to make friends. True friends care about Jake for who he is inside and that’s what makes him special.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I just loved this book. The storyline is very cute and the rhymes are all clever, plus the characters are just lovable. Nothing scary or negative about the book, even the buzzard and snake are portrayed in a friendly, approachable manner. I love the discussion questions at the end of the book, as well - great way to engage parents with children. I can't wait for another one from this author!
TheTortoise And The Hairpieceis a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.