Synopses & Reviews
andlt;Bandgt;The beloved story of andlt;Iandgt;The Foolish Tortoiseandlt;/Iandgt;, illustrated by Eric Carle, comes to life in this interactive book and CD package.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The foolish tortoise is tired of being so slow. He decides that the easiest way for him to move faster is to get out of his heavy shell. The only problem is, once he leaves his home, heand#8217;s too scared to walk anywhere! This silly tortoise learns the hard way that thereand#8217;s no place like home.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Children and adults alike will enjoy this classic tale of self-discovery, whimsically illustrated by Eric Carle. This package includes a paperback book along with a CD of the story being read aloud.
About 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 andlt;iandgt;The Dutiful Penguinandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The Foolish Tortoiseandlt;/iandgt; (with Eric Carle), andlt;iandgt;The Greedy Pythonandlt;/iandgt; (with Eric Carle), and andlt;iandgt;The Bird Who Couldnand#8217;t Flyandlt;/iandgt; (with Alex Williams).Eric Carle is the author and illustrator of more than seventy books for children, many of them bestsellers. Born in Syracuse, New York, he moved to Germany with his parents when he was six years old. He studied at the Academy of Graphic Arts in Stuttgart before returning to the United States, where he worked as a graphic designer for andlt;iandgt;The New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; and later as art director for an international advertising agency. His first two books, andlt;iandgt;1,2,3 to the Zooandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;The Very Hungry Caterpillarandlt;/iandgt;, gained him immediate international recognition. The latter title, now considered a modern classic, has sold more than 30 million copies and has been translated into forty-eight languages. Eric Carle and his wife, Barbara, divide their time between the mountains of North Carolina and the Florida Keys.andlt;bandgt;Keith Nobbsandlt;/bandgt; has appeared on Broadway in andlt;iandgt;The Lion In Winterandlt;/iandgt; and off-Broadway in andlt;iandgt;Dog Sees Godandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Romanceandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;The Hasty Heartandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Bye Bye Birdieandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Dublin Carolandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Fourandlt;/iandgt; (Lucille Lortel Award, Drama Desk Nomination). His film credits include andlt;iandgt;Phone Boothandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Double Whammyandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;25th Hourandlt;/iandgt;. Television credits include andlt;iandgt;The Black Donnellysandlt;/iandgt; (series regular), andlt;iandgt;Law and Order: Criminal Intentandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;The Sopranosandlt;/iandgt;.