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Target Audience:
  • Young Children (7-11 yrs old)
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Keywords:

Turtles, Nature and the environment, Nomadic life, Simple life, Letting go of technology, Imagination and play, The natural world

Oh, I Wish I Were A Turtle
by Sally Kolumbus




Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a turtle? To carry your home wherever you go?

In this delightful rhyming story for young readers, children are invited to imagine what life would be like if we could all live like turtles do—connected to the natural world and completely in tune with everything around us. With our home on our back and the sky as our roof, life would be quite an adventure!

A charming mix of beautiful and funny, this story is sure to engage young readers and have them picturing their own life of adventure and peace. The turtle in Oh I Wish I Were a Turtle is inspired by Hugo, a real-life tortoise who is 104 years old!


Sally Kolumbus has learned, from her life as a solider, to enjoy and learn lessons from everyday occurrences. She was inspired to write Oh I Wish I Were a Turtle after she went on a nature walk and connected meaningfully with the natural world. What would it be like to live under the trees? To have no responsibilities and no deadlines? She knew she wanted to write a book about the feelings that inspired her that day. And who better to personify this attitude than Hugo, who has spent over a century learning to live every day as an adventure.

Sally resides in Edmonton, Alberta


Contributors

Author
Sally Kolumbus
Illustrator
Chad Thompson

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