Synopses & Reviews
Emma's turtle has a good life, but he often dreams of faraway places. Emma's turtle lives in a backyard pen. He enjoys snacks that Emma feeds him. He also loves to listen to Emma as she tells him about faraway places such as Africa, Australia, and China. One day he decides to stop dreaming of those places and see the world beyond his pen. What will he discover? Eve Bunting's adorable story of an adventurous turtle is delightfully illustrated by Marsha Winborn.
"Writing in the turtle's descriptive often droll voice, Bunting demonstrates how stories can inspire adventures and imagination ..."--Booklist
"Young readers should relate to an odyssey close to home." --Kirkus Reviews
"Humorous, warm, and ultimately reassuring, this story will be appreciated by individual readers but it's also a good choice for group read-alouds." --School Library Journal
After listening to his friend's grand tales of exotic places far away from his backyard pen, an adventurous turtle decides to see them for himself--heading out of the only home he has ever known to see the world in all its glory! 15,000 first printing.
About the Author
Eve Bunting is the author of the Caldecott-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz. Among her many other titles are Will It Be a Baby Brother?, Mouse Island, Emma's Turtle, Baby Can, My Red Balloon, My Special Day at Third Street School, and Girls A to Z. She lives in Pasadena, California.Marsha Winborn has been an illustrator for 33 years, working in the field of children's trade books and educational textbooks and has illustrated 36 books for other authors. She is a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.