Turtle Island

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Turtle Island by Kevin Sherry
Hardcover $16.99

May 01, 2014 | 32 Pages | 3-5 years

  • Hardcover $16.99

    May 01, 2014 | 32 Pages | 3-5 years

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“Sherry’s simple but touching first-person narrative is well suited to its young audience . . . The wide-eyed animals have friendly faces, and the snug details of the home (and eventual town) they create on the turtle’s back will pique the interest of youthful viewers. . . . [S]it back and enjoy this whimsical, watery world.”—BCCB

“A sweet, fantastic depiction of community building.”—Kirkus

“Sherry uses brilliant, speckled watercolor washes for the ocean and sky, while the creatures are rendered in simple, colorful shapes with thick outlines and cartoonishly big eyes. Lovable Turtle and his happy, friend-filled future will likely strike a chord with little ones feeling lonely.”—Booklist

“Waves of exuberance flow out of this crowd-pleaser, in which a squid proudly points out how much bigger it is than any shrimp, clam, octopus or fish in the neighborhood.”–Kirkus, starred review

“Sherry renders his hero and habitat in bright colors and bold, simple shapes that will be surefire eye magnets for preschoolers. . . .”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

E.B. White Award Finalist

IRA-CBC 2009 Children’s Choice

NYPL Titles for Reading and Sharing

Publishers Weekly Cuffie Award for Most Promising New Illustrator

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