Thursday, June 22, 2017

"The Adventures of Thomas the Turtle" - a bookwrap







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Unwrapping...






Authored by Stuart Samuel
Illustrated by Nathaniel Dailey

Ages 3+





Unwrapping some fantastic illustrations for you to enjoy...


































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About the book...




Thomas the turtle lives with his sister Sally and his mother Myrtle at Placid Pond.  His father unfortunately disappears one day while he and his eleven brothers are out swimming and exploring uncharted territory.  Some strange mysterious force sweeps him away and he is never seen again.  The spot where he vanishes is named the forbidden region and Thomas promises his mother that he will never, ever go near there. 

But one day curiosity gets the best of Thomas and he strikes out to go to search for his father.  He paddles towards the forbidden region and he himself experiences the evil force pulling him forward rendering him helpless.  Oh my!  No matter how much he resists and splashes it is futile. Poor Thomas gets swept away by the evil, demonic swell as well.  

The rest of the story centres around how the struggling exhausted little turtle makes his way back home to his family.  Through prayer and two kind compassionate strangers (who are answers to his prayers), he is lead back to the safety and care of his beloved mother and sister.  He learns a very valuable life lesson... listen and obey what your mother tells you.  

The illustrations are amazing and can easily stand alone. They enrich the text greatly. I love the care that the humans bestow on the pathetic little guy and that they make the right to choice to take him back to his pond enabling him to stay in his natural habitat as opposed to bringing him home for their pet.  I highly recommend this book. 


Storywraps rating - 5 HUGS!!!!!







About the author...







Stuart Samuel is a graduate of Princeton University. His first book One! Two! Three! This Book 's for Me! was selected as a “Best of 2002” by January Magazine. Samuel lives with his wife and two children in California. 





About the illustrator...



ARTIST STATEMENT

Imagination is not finite.
Therefore, I never will have enough time in this life to express all of the ideas I have.
- Nathaniel Dailey 







Stuart Samuel is a graduate of Princeton University. His first book One! Two! Three! This Book 's for Me! was selected as a “Best of 2002” by January Magazine. Samuel lives with his wife and two children in California. 







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