Take Your Time by Eva Furrow
A Tale of Harriet, the Galapagos Tortoise

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Their language is relatively simple and the sentences short, making this text accessible to early readers, though unfamiliar plant and animal names may slow them down. Slowing down and taking time to appreciate everything around you is precisely the value this simple story reflects.
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Harriet the tortoise likes to do things slowly. She explores her home on the Galápagos Islands—slowly. She eats—slowly. And when the sun goes down, she slumbers deeply all night long.

When Harriet’s friends tell her to pick up the pace, Harriet decides to journey to a neighboring island to see what there is to see. She parades with penguins and rides with dolphins, encountering adventure at every turn. But is life in the fast lane right for a tortoise who loves to take her time?

 

About Eva Furrow

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Eva Furrow and Donna Jo Napoli are a daughter-mother writing team. Their first book together was Bobby the Bold, illustrated by Ard Hoyt. Eva teaches veterinary medicine at the University of Minnesota and lives in St. Paul with her family.Donna Jo is the award-winning author of many books for children, including the acclaimed novel The Wager. She currently teaches linguistics at Swarthmore College and lives in Pennsylvania. Both Eva and Donna Jo have a love for animals—fast or slow! donnajonapoli.com Laurel Molk has illustrated many books for children, including her own Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo, and FLO! She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and now lives near Boston. laurelmolk.com
 
Published April 11, 2017 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
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on Feb 01 2017

Their language is relatively simple and the sentences short, making this text accessible to early readers, though unfamiliar plant and animal names may slow them down. Slowing down and taking time to appreciate everything around you is precisely the value this simple story reflects.

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