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Ridiculous!

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When a tortoise named Shelley decides she wants to stay awake and see what winter is like instead of hibernating with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tortoise say "Ridiculous!" Shelley is determined, though, and she sets out to explore the snow. Soon she finds that her parents may be right - a tortoise out in winter is ridiculous. But how will she get back to her cozy bed?
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1996 by Little Tiger Press
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Anouschka Fernander
Nov 06, 2012 Anouschka Fernander rated it liked it
This story was about a tortoise called Shelley who couldn't understand why tortoises hibernate during the winter. Shelley's parents tell her it is ridiculous and that she should go sleep, but she waits until her parents are asleep to explore what outside is like. She meets several characters and soon realises that tortoises are not meant to be outside and that her parents were right, for instance a duck has a beak to break through the ice to get food and a dog can run around fast to keep warm. ...more
Stacey Seaborne
Apr 25, 2014 Stacey Seaborne rated it really liked it
One day during the winter hibernation, Shelley the tortoise decided to go out and see what was winter was like, even though Mum and Dad told her not to. Shelley waited for them to fall asleep and then left her warm and cosy shed. Shelley then goes on a journey and meets some animals along the way who all laugh at her and tell her how ridiculous it is that a tortoise is out in winter. Near the end of her journey, once all the other animals have laughed at Shelley and told her repeatedly how ...more
Jade Clark
Sep 05, 2014 Jade Clark rated it really liked it
This book would be great for foundation stage and early key stage 1 when they are learning about different seasons. Ridiculous! is set in the winter and talks about how different animals adapt during this season and about hibernation. The story follows a tortoise named Shelley.

Shelley, is a young tortoise who doesn’t wish to hibernate like her parents. Instead she wants to go out on an adventure outside of the small shed they are staying in and have a look at what winter is like. “Ridiculous!’ S
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Janet Chen
Feb 18, 2011 Janet Chen rated it it was amazing
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This book was read to a first grade class and they loved it! I think it would also be a great book to read in Kindergarten and second also. The lesson that tied in with this book was about synonyms so students got to substitute a synonym for ridiculous every time the word comes up (which is quite frequently). Its catchy and it is very enjoyable.
Pipa Guest
Dec 02, 2015 Pipa Guest rated it really liked it
A beautiful story with lovely illustrations. A tortoise decides not to sleep and goes on a winter adventure. Lovely for 5-6 year olds.
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Coleman was born in Forest Gate, a suburb in east London. Not long after he was born, his family moved a few miles east to Barking. At the time of his arrival, the area was just starting to recover from the damage it had received during World War II. He lived in a house on Bevan Avenue, named after Aneurin Bevan the architect of the National Health Service. He lived in that estate for 20 years. ...more
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