- File Size: 8228 KB
- Print Length: 44 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Evolved Publishing LLC; 1st edition (May 13, 2014)
- Publication Date: May 13, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KC8FG7C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#1,916,644 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #153 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Animals > More Animals > Turtles
- #714 in Books > Children's Books > Animals > Turtles
- #1416 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Children's eBooks > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Self-Esteem & Self-Respect
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Even if you don’t mean it, words can hurt. Words are powerful, and kids especially learn really quickly just how to use them. I love that the story ends with a happy ending, and its a quick read. Personally, I think children’s books are much harder to write than longer stories. They have to have a much quicker pace so you can actually manage to read them to a child and not have them become distracted and disinterested.
Coupled with great illustrations this book makes for a wonderful read.
Thomas and the Tiger-Turtle“Yesterday, when I thought I was a Tiger, I felt so special.”
“Now that I know I’m really just a turtle, I don’t feel special at all. I just feel stupid and scaly and boring.”
I’ve thought this pretty much my entire life. I was the thing that didn’t fit. The odd one, the one no one understood or wanted to play with.
“The best part is there’s only on Tiger-Turtle in the whole world.” The way Thomas ‘makes-up’ to the Tiger-Turtle is really endearing. These are things my parents and close friends have always told me.
The bigger question though . . . how do we convince ourselves?
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Evolved Publishing.
As with all of Evolved Publishing’s titles, it is superbly edited, and formatted well. I keep saying this, and I hope people are catching on. For a small publishing house that functions much like the Canadian Cooperative model it’s amazing, and the talent they draw is increasing. They release titles multiple times a year, and while I’m very picky about who I write reviews for and who I accept books from, I have never once had a bad experience with anyone from Evolved.
The story has a simple theme, that of accepting who we are and celebrating our uniqueness, and it is told with the skill of an experienced author. Thomas comes alive in a few words, and the turtle’s existential crisis evokes our empathy.
The illustrations are excellent. Not only are they well-done artistically but also they are active enough to assist slower readers. As usual with this publisher, the editing has been done to perfection.
All up this is an excellent story for young children.
I received this free from the Author in return for an honest review.
That never happens with Jonathan Gould's books. I don't have to wonder or hope, because I know there will be no doubt that I will.
This book differs from those I've read by this author in that it's an illustrated story. It's an absolutely delightful tale about a turtle who is convinced he's a tiger. It falls upon the very patient Thomas, who finds him in his back yard, to prove to the very insistent turtle he just isn't. It's a bit of a rocky road to the truth for the turtle, but clever young Thomas ensures a happy outcome for his new friend.
As always, Jonathan injects humour, charm, magic and oodles of appeal into a story.
Because of the colourful and engaging illustrations, this is probably better suited to a tablet or computer rather than a black-and-white ereader. I wasn't sure whether or not my two-and-a-half-year-old grandson is probably just a tad too young for the story. However, at the end, he said, quite simply, `More'. (Which were my sentiments exactly.) Proof, if it were needed, that it's a story that will appeal to children (and adults!) of all ages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it.
SO – when reading a children's book, I start with the most basic question: Will one or both enjoy it? If THEY won't enjoy it, I need not go any further. Then, I wonder if the vocabulary is age-appropriate, and if there is a positive message behind the story (or at least not a negative one).
I am happy to say that “Thomas and the Tiger Turtle” passes all of those criteria. Our main characters – our only characters, in fact – are (obviously) a young lad named Thomas, and a Turtle who seems to believe that he is a tiger. Arguments to the contrary – size, behavior, diet, behavior – do not seem to sway him from this belief.
I will not delve into the messages beneath the surface of this story, as it would be impossible to do so with providing spoilers. However, it DOES have messages and can be used as a teaching tool. The formatting lends itself to reading by (or to) a young person, with a couple of sentences on one page and an associated illustration on the other.
I think the grandkids will like this one.
RATING: 4 1/2 stars, rounded up to 5 stars since most sites don't accept partial stars.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided with an electronic copy of this book by the publisher without cost, in return for a promise of an honest (I don't know how to do them any other way) review and prompt (THIS was a challenge) review.