Saturday, September 7, 2013

Book Review: Milton the Square Shell Turtle

Title: Milton the Square Shell Turtle
Author: MaryAnn Tatro
Illustrator: Diane Lucas
Publisher: Halo Publishing, Int.
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
ISBN: 978-1-61244-103-1
Publication Date: June 2013

About the Book:
Milton is a story of a turtle. Unlike other turtles with round or oval shells, Milton has a square shell. One afternoon, and being new to the area, he decides to take a walk to the pond to relax.
Just when he thinks he finds the perfect spot, he can't stay. Not wanting to cause a problem, he goes further up the pond, only to discover, home is the best place to relax.

Our Thoughts:
We all love being home and there is the saying, "Home is where the Heart is." We found this theme ringing true as we turned the pages. Children will relate to finding safety and comfort in their own homes just as Milton did. It is important for kids to feel safe at home and free to be themselves as well too. Maryann Tatro teaches this very basic theme in her debut children's picture book.

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