2023 Authors & Illustrators

Hurry, Little Tortoise, Time for School!

by Carrie Finison

It’s the first day of school and Little Tortoise is ready with a new backpack and supplies. Little Tortoise can’t wait to get to school and tries very hard not to be the last student there. But soon Cheetah, Llama, and even a snail on a scooter, overtake her. Just when she’s sure she’ll be the last pupil to arrive, the timely arrival of Mr. Sloth, her new teacher, changes everything. With gentle reassuring language full of wordplay, and bold and bright art, this story offers a fresh way to encourage reluctant students to be on their way.


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