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The Turtle's Shell
Vincent Eke
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The Turtle's Shell (Mama's Tales of Kanji)

4.6  ·  Rating details ·  5 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The Turtle's Shell tells the story of Tobi, a smart turtle who thinks he can get away with deceiving his friends. He ends up learning a few shell cracking lessons. This friendly easy-to-read book shows children how our everyday actions and decisions always consequences. This story also draws attention to the nuggets of wisdom embedded in African cultural stories which can ...more
ebook, 44 pages
Published May 16th 2013 by Lionpen Publishing (first published May 13th 2013)
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Sandra Stiles
I love reading folklore. This story tells how the turtle got the patches on his shell. This is a wonderful story that teaches children the importance of compassion, community service, not being greedy, doing the right thing, sharing, caring for community. The story is told to a group of children by a wise woman of their village. When famine his the animal kingdom the lion calls a meeting and they decide to find food and share it. However, the turtle sets out with great intentions but becomes gre ...more
Jalynn Patterson
Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
About the Book:

The Turtle’s Shell uses wit and a sprinkling of suspense to explore the conflicts of selfish greed versus community sharing. When the land of the animals was plagued by famine a smart turtle, Tobi, stumbles upon a solution. By his cunning and resourcefulness he finds a way to keep the spoils for himself and refused to share with his friends. This led to unfavorable consequences for him when his friends later found out.

“In a way, the book is an exciting, funny, fast paced story of
Gayle Pace
Dec 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The author uses a little humor and adds a small pinch of suspense in dealing with greed versus sharing. Tobi is a smart turtle and when there was a famine in the land of the animals,and the animals didn't understand why the villagers didn't have the same problem Tobi finds a solution. The problem is he keeps everything for himself and won't share with his friends.Tobi will soon find out that his end is coming. Mama,from the Kanji village. which is in the northern part of Nigeria. The villa
Momma Frugal
Dec 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First, this is my review from F, my oldest:

I liked this book. The book teaches a lesson. I think this book would be a good bed-time story.

Now, for my review:

At the beginning of the story, the author introduces you to Mama, a wise old woman from the Kanji Village. He describes her in such detail that it makes it easy to picture her.

Each night, all of the children would gather around the Iroko tree to hear her stories. She would sit on her special hand carved stool that allowed whoever sat on it t
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