Birtle and the Purple Turtles
By Tara Hannon
Everyone is a turtle in Turtletown. So Teeny thinks she must be a turtle, too. But when Teeny sprouts feathers, she begins to wonder . . . is there a teeny possibility she's a . . . BIRTLE?
Tootie loves tag, but the other turtles in Turtletown don't like to play. That is, until Tootie meets Teeny. Teeny LOVES tag. They have tons in common! Except one BIG thing . . . Teeny may not be a turtle at all.
This adorable graphic novel is about being true to yourself, friendship, and most of all, celebrating differences. It features a Dyslexia-friendly font.
"Not only are Tootie and Teeny some of the sweetest characters ever, but their friendship should serve as a blueprint for all friendships. With my whole heart, I wish for all of us to have a friend like these two, who will love, respect, and accept us for everything that we are, and all that we wish to be, flying turtle or otherwise. This whole book feels like a hug, a reassuring warm blanket of love that reminds us of the importance and of the magic that happens when our hearts and minds are open, and of the beautiful fact that we are all more alike than we are different." – Leila Boukarim, author of Zips and Eeloo Make Hummus
About the Author
Tara J. Hannon lives in a house on a hill near the Chesapeake Bay. She writes and illustrates from her home studio, alongside her husband, two daughters, and one overly excited dog. When not creating, she can be found enjoying the bay with her family, jogging at a slow and friendly pace, or drinking coffee.
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