Published by Greenwillow Books
Summary: A family of turtles sets off for a walk one spring morning. “Turtle walk. Nice and slow. Here we go. Are we there yet? No.” This refrain is repeated as they continue to travel through a landscape that turns into summer, fall, and then a snowy winter. On each page that says “No” they stop for a rest. Finally, after a long climb up a snowy hill, the answer is “Yes”. The turtle walk is no longer nice and slow, as they all slide down the hill on their bellies. They wind up in a cave: “Turtle rest. Nice and long. Here we…zzzzz.” 32 pages; ages 2-7.
Pros: Even the youngest kids will be able to chant along with the repeating refrain of this book, and the watercolor illustrations provide a delightful feast of details that can be found in each season. The final page makes it a perfect bedtime story.
Cons: Speaking of bed, it looks like an exhausting journey.