Did you ever have a turtle when you were growing up. I had several because we used to catch them off the side of the road and bring them home.
I discovered author and illustrator Janis Cox and her turtle story called Tadeo Turtle and had to read it.
This is a very short children's story that Janis Cox has written in rhyme. Add her colorful water painted illustrations and it adds up to a cute book.
Tadeo, pronounced TAHD-ay-OH, is a turtle with a colorful shell who is happy with himself until he meets other animals. He discovers things he likes about the other animals that he cannot do.
In a dream, he manages to shed his shell so that he can run free but discovers life without his shell is not all it is cracked up to be. He learns that he was given his shell for a reason and learns to be happy with himself once again.
What I really liked about this book was that it shows children that no matter what they look like that they are here are this Earth and have a purpose in life. The books helps kids to understand they are perfectly made and to be happy with who they are.
Janis Cox's watercolor paintings are bright and cheerful. She basis her book off of Christian principles and any homeschooling family or Christian family would certainly love this book.
A bonus to this book is Janis Cox includes a curriculum for the young readers which includes art, music, physical education, language study and scripture study.
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Disclosure: I received a PDF version of this book for my open and honest opinion. All opinions expressed here are 100%my own.