Tomato Turtle: A Trip to the Park

Author: Thomas Strock
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Genre: Children
ISBN: 978-1-60696-371-5
Pages: 20
Price: $6.99

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Tomato Turtle has always done what turtles do, until one day he sees some children playing in the park. He thinks it looks like fun, and decides to play in the park every day, too.

But, as most folks find out, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, and Tomato Turtle misses his old life of turtle games. Will he be willing to give up the fun he’s having at the park?

As an eLIVE story, access to an audio download of this book is available through the publisher’s website. The illustrations are bright and well-crafted, but the plot is very simplistic. Author Thomas Strock is twelve years old, and Tomato Turtle is his first book.

Reviewer: Alice Berger