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The Talkative Turtle
( by Andrew Fusek Peters/ illus. by Charlotte Cooke, Childs Play $7.99 Score: )

Based on an Indian folktale, this is a porquois tale about a turtle with a very smooth shell until he gets his wish and is carried off to India. He promises to keep his mouth firmly shut around the branch they carry him on...until he cannot resist speaking and he falls to the ground. So it is that Tortoise got a shell that is anything but smooth. 4-8

Age: Preschool, Early School Years. Review Published: Click here to purchase the product on

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