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The Box Turtle

The Box Turtle

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An irresistibly cute story about finding the confidence to be yourself, starring a turtle in search of the perfect shell.

Terrance the turtle was born without a shell, so he uses a cardboard box instead. Terrance loves his box. It keeps him dry on soggy days, safe from snooping strangers, and is big enough to cozy up with a friend. But when another turtle points out that Terrance's shell is, well, weird, he begins to wonder whether there might be a better shell out there...

Eventually, and through much trial and error, Terrance learns that there's nothing wrong with being different--especially when it comes to being yourself.

Author: Vanessa Roeder
Publisher: Dial Books
Published: 02/11/2020
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 10.60h x 8.70w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780735230507
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 1.8
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 509493 / Box Turtle

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 10/14/2019
Booklist 12/01/2019 pg. 63
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2019
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2020
School Library Journal 03/01/2020 pg. 95

About the Author
Vanessa Roeder is an author and illustrator whose work has been featured in Highlights magazine and on Apartment Therapy. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and three kids.

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