Where’s My Turtle? by Barbara Bottner, illustrated by Brooke Boynton Hughes. Random House, 2020. 9781524718053
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4
What did you like about the book? Archer cannot find his turtle. He really wants to be sure Kevin is fed and safe. Granted, wherever he looks in his spacious house, there is lots of mess from his sports equipment, art supplies, and toys. When Archer finally cleans up the clutter, and waits a long time (for a kid), Kevin slowly returns. Perceptive readers will enjoy the search to find Kevin where he is hiding somewhere in each page opening. Gentle, repetitive text and soft colors make this a lovely read aloud for pet loving youngsters.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? Pet loving kids and those who enjoy a search and find component to picture books will enjoy this. For ages 4-7.
Who should buy this book? Day cares, elementary school and public libraries
Where would you shelve it ? Picture books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA
Date of review: April 15, 2020