How Old Is Mr. Tortoise?

(Author) (Illustrator)

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$17.99  $16.73
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
9.7 X 9.7 X 0.5 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Dev Petty used to be a painter in movies--such as the Matrix films and others--but now she is the author of many books for children, including I Don't Want to Be a Frog and its companion titles. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ruth Chan spent her childhood tobogganing in Canada and her teens in China before studying art and education and working with youth and families in underserved communities. She is the author and illustrator of The Alpactory: Ready, Pack, Go! and Thank You, Neighbor! She now writes and illustrates full-time in Brooklyn, New York.


"'HOORAY, CAKE!' says Mr. Tortoise. And hooray for Petty and Chan, whose comic hearts beat as one in this impeccably paced story told in graphic novel panels. With deadpan dialogue and endearingly goofy character-focused art, they've created a funny and loving salute to friendship, critical thinking, longevity, and cake." -- "Publishers Weekly"
"Striking the right balance between joyful irreverence and absurd, quirky humor, this provides obvious opportunities both in storytime and classrooms, as the animal pals bring liveliness to a stealthy math lesson. Layout is used effectively, with initial panels that provide structure, then alternate with full spreads that emphasize the humor and whimsy of the story." -- "The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"
"Mr. Tortoise's emotions, which range from excited to thoughtful to confused to triumphant, dance across his face from panel to panel, and his friends are vibrant with enthusiasm. . .Anyone who's ever had to wait for a treat will empathize." -- "The Horn Book Magazine"