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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Being a sea turtle takes patience and pluck, as young readers learn in this enchanting board book. A companion to "Saffy, " which featured a baby giraffe, this book introduces Totty, the smallest of all the sea turtle babies and the last one to hatch. His brothers and sisters are already far down the beach, crawling toward the sea. As they get smaller and smaller, Totty re ...more
Board Book, 24 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Simply Read Books
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Alix Saunders
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
Love the illustrations, story was super boring for both my 16 month old and me. The book was also hard to hold with a toddler on your lap who likes to try and turn the pages - the page width is short and the length is long.
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cute art
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Totty, the story of a newborn turtle, amongst his siblings, making his way from the sand to the sea--taking in some of the natural eye-level surroundings.
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved it.
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Reviewed by Meghan Howe

A newly hatched sea turtle, a baby giraffe anxious for independence and a little elephant who wants more than anything to help his mother... These are the endearing characters in Simply Read Books’ board book series, Simply Small, by Paola Opal.

In Saffy, we are introduced to a baby giraffe who wants to fetch her own food high in the tree tops. Frustration sets in when she realizes that she is too small, but she doesn’t give up. In Saffy Looks for Rain, the adorable giraffe
Jan 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: board-books
Bought this for my niece for her 1st birthday. Not only are the illustrations in this board book collection adorable, but the stories are interesting and fun!
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-book
Ok, so this is a board book but my three year old was simply enchanted by it! I love the sweet illustrations and the simple, funny story.
Sep 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: board-book
I like the bold and toddler friendly illustration style. I also appreciate an actual story with serious non-fiction undertones. Not your typical board book fare.
Mar 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
AHHH! Totty! Why are you so darn cute?! These books are the most adorable of the adorables. They could bring a smile to the face of the crankiest curmudgeon.
Jul 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Thomas loved looking at the pictures in this book!
A very refreshing boardbook. I love the style, and it's simplicity. It's joyous and fun. ...more
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