The Foolish Tortoise
Last published in 1998, this classic story whimsically illustrated by Eric Carle returns with a fresh new cover design. Children and adults alike will enjoy this jubilant tale of a tortoise on a journey of self-discovery!
The theme of the story is the idea that although you may not like the way you are protected, it is necessary. The story encourages children not to take littl...more
This book has a lot to say about thinking things through and being prepared. It also could fit in wit...more
Predicting - Will the tortoise take of his shell? Will he like having his shell off?
Self-to-text - when have you been scared? What did you do? Did you overcome it?
SEquencing - What happened first, second, third? How did it end?
Writing - write story about other things the tortoise meets and who it makes him feel? Write about another animal that has a shell/home on its back. Who does he meet?
Cause and effect: Because he took his shell off, he felt ...? When his shell is on, he feels...?
The tortoise is tired of being slowed down because of his shell. When he is able to shed his shell, he realizes that maybe have a shell was safer and warmer. After spending the entire day without his home, he returns to it, happily content and ready for bed.
-This book is good for rhyming words and it also displays good vocabulary words.
-It is a good book for a lead in writing assignment.
-A good book for genre classification book for younger grades.
In addition to his poetry he has written short stories, children's books, and on business and professional subjects.
He worked in New York for five years and has also travelled in North and South America, Central Asia and Europe.
At the time of writing 'The Dutiful Penguin' he was living in Gloucestershire, marr...more