Monday, July 17, 2017

Children's Review ~ The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle

The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle
by Stuart Samuel
illustrated by Nathaniel Dailey
published by Jupiter Scientific
expected release date: July 18, 2017
genre: children's, picture book

Summary (Goodreads): Thomas the Turtle lives with his family on a picturesque pond. He is told by his mother not to go to a forbidden region of the pond. But Thomas's curiosity gets the better of him and one day he ventures too close and is swept away. What follows is a battle with nature as Thomas struggles to reunite with his family.

**Received from netgalley/publisher in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts:  This is a cute story about a young turtle who one day, decides to go against his mother's rules, going to the forbidden region. Thomas' father was lost in the forbidden region of the pond and never seen again. Thomas goes on a wild ride and ends up far from home and struggles to find a way back. Fortunately, two children are there to assist him.
The illustrations made this book for me. They were very well done and do a great job showing Thomas' story from home, to the forbidden region, and back again.

Rating: 4


  1. Of interest is the publisher's website on "The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle":

  2. "The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle" has won several prizes:
    A 2018 Reader Views Choice Award
    Feathered Quill "Be Kind to Animals" Prize
    A 2018 Distinguished Favorite Independent Press Award