for Where's My Turtle?
by Barbara Bottner
and Brooke Boynton Hughes
Archer can't find his pet turtle, Kevin. At his mother's urging, he starts to look, first in his room and then out in his yard. Archer is easily distracted but with his mother's continued urging he's finally cleaned his room, but still no Kevin. "Think like a turtle," suggests his mother, so he does, putting out fresh turtle food and water. Then he waits, and waits, and watches and watches. Finally Kevin comes out from the corner where he had been hiding. Throughout, Archer's mom encourages him to problem-solve on his own, helping him refocus and making suggestions but never telling him what to do. Both Archer and his mom appear white or light-brown-skinned in a picture book that has a lot for young readers to observe in the visual storytelling; astute children will find Kevin hiding in a different place on every page in the detailed illustrations that are filled with visual red (or, in this case, green) herrings. (Ages 3-6)
CCBC Choices 2021. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2021. Used with permission.
Help Archer find his missing turtle hiding in the pages of this picture book!
How Many Times Have I Told You to Pick Up This Room?
Archer's pet turtle is missing! Mom is sure he's somewhere in Archer's messy bedroom...or the back yard... or somewhere in the house. Archer looks everywhere inside and out but can't find his turtle until he learns to think like one! However, sharp-eyed young readers will easily find the missing pet hiding thoughout the messy pages of this book.
Here is an imaginative and interactive story with the added bonus of showing why it's a good idea to pick up your toys.
Publisher description retrieved from Google Books.