The story is a sweet poem about a turtle who has to come to terms with what he sees as his failings before realising God has created him perfectly for the life he has. The writing is simple, as befits the target reader age, and the illustrations are gorgeous.
After the story there are a series of turtle-related craft activities suitable for young children, and suggestions for research projects for older children. There are more on the author’s website, along with a separate curriculum for Grades 1 and 2.
I think young children will enjoy Tadeo Turtle for the story and the pictures, and homeschooling parents and Sunday School teachers will appreciate the craft and curriculum ideas. It’s short – only 28 pages including the craft ideas – but very good.
Thanks to the author for providing a free ebook for review.