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Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2

This book is about:

Animals, Friendship

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Who Wants a Tortoise?

Written by:

Dave Keane

Illustrated By:

K.G. Campbell

Published:

July 19, 2016

Publisher:

Knopf Books for Young Readers

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Summary

"A sweet read-aloud for first-time tortoise owners." --Kirkus, starred review


Could there be any better pet than a puppy? One young girl is about to find out. From beloved author Dave Keane and acclaimed illustrator K.G. Campbell, a laugh-out-loud story of unexpected friendship!
 
 
When the spunky, loveable narrator receives a tortoise for her birthday, instead of the cuddly puppy she’s longed for her entire life, she’s more than a little disappointed.  But while her new lump of a pet isn’t what she dreamed of, it doesn’t take long—between tortoise-on-skateboard walks, sparkly shell makeovers, and a lemonade stand selling chances to hold a real life tortoise—for the little girl to change her mind—sort of.  But when her pet goes missing, all she wants is to be reunited with her new best friend.

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