A good night sleep, a good breakfast, and loving parents may not have been enough to quiet the jitters.
Tolly Turtle is a little nervous about his first day of kindergarten. Most importantly, he doesn't want to be late. His fears leave him as he meets people along the way like the crossing guard and the school security person. The school itself is beyond expectation helping to create additional comfort to the new student, Inside his new school, the hall monitor guides him to class where he meets his new teacher. His class room is beyond imagination with pictures, charts, and birthday balloons. He still sees no other kids but finds out he is not late, but early for his first day. To Tolly's surprise, there was no need to worry everything was in place to help make his new adventure truly...Amazing!
Mother and biology major Larraine Gowans BS takes an anthromorphic approach to helping kids transition in their multistage life journey. Tolly Turtle is the first in this animal kingdom adventure. Kids getting ready for kindergarten, as in this book, will easily identify with Tolly and face first day with confidence. Kids in kindergarten will relate and mark confidence as they share social mile stones with others.
Illustrator Joe G. WItherspoon makes his children's book debut as his colorful artwork brings the animal kingdom into a childlike world..
About the Author
Joseph G. Witherspoon II, the founder of Chzn 1 Media Creations, is an exceptionally talented artist, whose artistry reaches beyond the best of art and illustration. Joseph has the ability to see into the hearts of his clients and bring their dreams alive on his canvas. His canvas encompasses practically every visual art medium. A Marine Corp Veteran, Joe currently resides in New Jersey and shares history between the Garden State and Ohio. His passion is rested in the belief that everyone has a superhero abiding inside of them waiting to do the impossible if they Dare to Dream, Dare to Create, Dare to Design. His desire is through art-to bring the vision to life.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved the concept of a turtle bothered about being late for school. A child's story about a purpose driven life perhaps. I wish I had read something like this years ago before I started the kindergarten. This books is a cool, colorful manual for little ones to begin their life journey. Good job Ms Gowans. Wonderful illustrations! I love to see more of Joseph Witherspoons artwork.