Where’s My Turtle?

Random. Apr. 2020. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781524718053.
PreS-Gr 2–Faced with the mess in her son’s room, Archer’s mom always says, “A place for everything and everything in its place.” Archer finally internalizes this lesson when his turtle, Kevin, goes missing. As Archer searches for his lost pet, he is distracted by toys and other items. He also realizes that every activity is more fun when Kevin is there with him. Archer’s wise mom makes a few suggestions that help the boy find his turtle, and his mess gets organized. Eventually Archer comes to understand his priorities. Hughes’s charming pen-and-ink illustrations offer recognizable details that young readers will love, from Kevin’s clean, inviting environment to Archer’s cluttered bedroom. The drawings are particularly effective when she uses broken lines to show Archer’s wanderings. Keep an eye on the kitten, who always knows where Kevin is!
VERDICT A little responsibility never hurt anyone. Pair with last year’s Truman by Jean Reidy for the other side of the story.

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