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The timeless tale of The Foolish Tortoise, illustrated by Eric Carle, has a home on laps everywhere in this oversize board book edition!The foolish tortoise is tired of being so slow. He decides that the easiest way for him to move faster is to get out of his heavy shell. The only problem is, once he leaves his home, he’s too scared to walk anywhere! This silly tThe timeless tale of The Foolish Tortoise, illustrated by Eric Carle, has a home on laps everywhere in this oversize board book edition!The foolish tortoise is tired of being so slow. He decides that the easiest way for him to move faster is to get out of his heavy shell. The only problem is, once he leaves his home, he’s too scared to walk anywhere! This silly tortoise learns the hard way that there’s no place like home.Children and adults alike will enjoy this jubilant tale of a tortoise on a journey of self-discovery. This oversize board book edition of a classic tale whimsically illustrated by Eric Carle features a refreshed cover design and is perfect for storytime and anytime....

Title : The Foolish Tortoise: Lap Edition
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ISBN : 9781442489905
Format Type : Board Book
Number of Pages : 24 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Foolish Tortoise: Lap Edition Reviews

  • Josie Panidou
    2019-02-22 12:23

    The story of an impatient tortoise who's bored of being slowed down by his heavy shell so he discards it in the hope it'll make him faster. It does, but without it, he no longer feels safe. Poor little tortoise has a journey of self discovery and it leads him back to his shell which he happily climbs back into. This story has good rhythm and rhyme with lovely illustrations by Eric Carle.

  • Alexa Maring
    2019-02-27 15:39

    This was not may favorite book due to the slightly pessimistic attitude the tortoise had throughout the story, but I still enjoyed the pictures illustrated by Eric Carle using his signature layering style. This book can be used as a picture walk book. Students can predict what the sequence and events will be in the story. They can also use the illustrations to infer the attitude or emotion of the turtle throughout the story.

  • Rob
    2019-03-19 14:47

    I'm iffy on the message here. On the one hand, this is clearly a book that's saying: "Hey the grass is always greener until you're standing on it..." (Which is a fine message.) And on the other hand, they also seem to be saying "Don't bother trying to change or take risks because you'll only fail and be disappointed." And I can't really get behind that. Plus, the rhyme scheme isn't even that good.

  • Karin
    2019-03-02 17:52

    This 1985 book is being released as a lap-size board book. THE FOOLISH TORTOISE follows a unhappy tortoise as he makes his decision to take off his shell so he can be faster. He longs to run like the horses and dogs that he sees, but once he gets out and about without his shell, he realizes how dangerous the world can be. He sees snakes and birds that will be able to eat him. The sun makes him hot and the rain makes him wet. Finally, after the wind makes him cold, he decides that he is ready to go home and get inside his shell.As with THE GREEDY PYTHON from a couple of days ago, Richard Buckley's rhyming couplets are a delight to read. Both books would be fun read alouds.

  • Clairissa D
    2019-03-12 17:39

    This book is about a turtle this dislikes his shell so he decides to take it off. After he takes off his shell he is encountered by many dangerous situations, some animals try to eat him,The sun is too hot for him to bare,and then it gradually becomes cold as it begins to get dark.After going through these things he decides that it is better to be in his shell rather than outside of it. I would use this text to discuss rhyming words with my students.

  • Luana
    2019-03-13 12:27

    This book is great for students in Pre-K to 3rd grade. I think that this book can be used to teach students the importance of the shell of some animals. Why do you think turtles live in shells? I would use this book in the engage portion of a 5E lesson plan and ask students questions such as the one asked above. Eric Carle illustrates the potential danger that the turtle could get into without his shell.

  • Whitney Strickland
    2019-03-02 20:53

    This is probably one of my favorite books. It is about a tortoise that wants to be faster so he removes his shells and sets out for the day. Not having his shell made him a little faster but it was much scarier being without it. This story has a nice message and the illustrations by Eric Carle are fantastic. The flow of the story is great because it rhymes and children love to hear it read aloud.

  • Alicia Evans
    2019-02-28 17:47

    This book documents the story of a tortoise that wants to go out into the world and explore without his shell. He removes his shell and thus runs into multiple problems and adventures. This book is illustrated by Eric Carle and he brings his personality into the book in a way that readers will enjoy. I thought it was a beautiful book visually, but I wasn't quite sure what the message of the book was supposed to be and I found that disappointing.

  • Inna Nako
    2019-03-21 14:48

    Grade K-1, Characteristics and basic needs of animals, Shelter of animal (specifically turtles)-book about the tortoise trying to be like other animals-at end, the best way to go is to be yourself, be unique-can be incorporated in a lesson about tortoises (especially about their shells, since that is mostly what the story is about), many children might not even know what a tortoise is, so new vocabulary will also be introduced

  • Lauren
    2019-03-19 14:31

    Animals, Eric Carle, being content, different houses.The tortoise is tired of being slowed down because of his shell. When he is able to shed his shell, he realizes that maybe have a shell was safer and warmer. After spending the entire day without his home, he returns to it, happily content and ready for bed.

  • Katie Williams
    2019-03-21 16:30

    A story about a tortoise who wants to be more than who he is, but realizes he can be no one else but himself. A cute story to read to kids when discussing the importance of being yourself and respecting others. It's also written in a rhyming scheme, so it will be somewhat easy for beginning readers. A good collection for the classroom library.

  • Brittney
    2019-03-13 20:39

    "The Foolish Tortoise" is a cute rhythmic book about a tortoise who wants to move faster. The Tortoise takes off his shell, but soon finds out he has no protection. He realizes what he has done is wrong. I would use this book to help teach my students not to be foolish. I hope it would show them not to take things for granite.

  • April Castle
    2019-02-26 17:30

    The asventure of the tortoise without his shell. He thought he would be faster and better, but he found out he missed his shell and protection. The theme is you don't realize everything you have got until you try out all the wrong things. Be proud of who you are, because everybody is unique and special in there own ways. Great book for students and to teach them the theme.

  • Shelly Koressel
    2019-03-08 19:33

    This poor little turtle takes off his shell to try to get through life a little faster. Then he realizes that he would be better off, taking it slow and being who he is. Good book about teaching children to make wise choices and to be happy with who you are. Good for 1st grade down to preschool age.

  • Cassandra Roach
    2019-03-21 18:28

    This is one of the newest books that I bought for my 1 year old son. Even though there are more words to this book than some of his other books, he listed to each page and really enjoys reading this story. The pictures are nice and colorful and the story is good. I am sure that this will be worked into our nighttime story rotation soon with his other favorites!

  • Kathryn Joyce
    2019-02-21 13:34

    This books shows how sometimes people, or a tortoise, doesn't realize what they have until it is gone. It would be a great book to teach loving yourself and encouragement. The book explains the journey a tortoise has when he decides to let go of his shell. I think students could make text to self connections with it.

  • Lydia
    2019-03-04 18:43

    Oh, foolish turtle. Eric Carle offers an important lesson to be happy with what you have. The story also offers readers the opportunity to learn about being thankful. When stepping out into the unknow (which is okay), you can't forget the things that also keep you safe. There's a difference.

  • Brittany Lockard
    2019-02-25 14:40

    In this book a turtle takes off his shell so that he can speed through life like the other animals but soon realizes that he was better off in his shell. Good book for showing self love and acceptance of who we are and not trying to change to be like other people.

  • Heather Summers
    2019-03-10 12:31

    I give this book 4 stars mostly because i love Eric Carle illustrations. But this book is also great for teaching patience. There is a moral to the story as well about what i perceive to be good things come to those who wait. There is also a good bit of rhyming in the text.

  • Alycia Boyce
    2019-03-22 18:36

    This is a cute book about a tortoise who didn't want his shell, but experienced life without his shell and found it worse than having it. This book is great for teaching lessons about being grateful for what you have and a nice book for pointing out rhyming.

  • Sarah
    2019-02-22 19:53

    This book is about self image. The tortoise is unhappy with himself at first, but then appriciates himself for who he is. This is a good book to share with children and you can talk about why we are made the way we are. You can also look at positive ways to identify yourself.

  • Anna
    2019-03-19 14:29

    Eric Carle's illustrations can't be beat, and my 2 year old grandson loved this tale of a tortoise who decides he doesn't want to be constricted by his shell, and wants to run free and fast like other animals. Through a series of misadventures, he learns that being true to oneself is best.

  • Darin Johnston
    2019-03-16 18:35

    This book explores how a tortoise, tired of his shell, shrugs off, then deals with the consequences of his decision. From hornets, to rain, to a snake, the tortoise realizes the error of his ways, and eventually makes his way back to his protection.5 stars as not only is it a good book, with the idea of natural consequences being put out there, Eric Carle illustrated this book, and adds his own personal flair to the story. A great book to read out loud, then ask the students about choices they've made and if they've changed things.

  • Steve
    2019-02-26 18:26

    This is NOT a well-designed book for young readers - it's more for someone reading to a youngster, or an older reader looking for something interestingly poetic.

  • Caitlin
    2019-02-25 12:47

    I read this to my baby boy last night. We really enjoyed it. I love Eric Carle's illustrations.

  • Miss Kelly
    2019-03-21 18:53

    Bizarre message but nice illustrations

  • Michael Kearney
    2019-03-14 13:32

    One of my grand daughter's favorites

  • Sara
    2019-02-21 20:51

    A story of accepting one's identity.

  • Alison
    2019-03-23 17:53

    Tortoise is tired of being slow and wants to see the world as quickly as he can. He takes off his shell and sets off. However, things are scarier and not as easy as he thought.

  • Madison
    2019-03-01 17:33

    I love Eric Carle illustrations. A young tortoise quickly discovers that life in his shell while slower, is ultimately safer and happier.