Ross Montgomery, David Litchfield
Mr B's review
Mr B’s Christmas Catalogue Review 2018
Living in a cosy dry playground bin is a fine life for a tortoise. Or at least it is until you get thinking about who else might be out there. The starry night certainly looks full of life – perhaps that’s the place to find some companionship! And so begins one tortoise’s space race. A tough ask when your booster is a plastic straw and you first have to make it across sandpit deserts and paddling pool oceans. A picture book quest that glows as it celebrates perseverance and new friends.
Once, in an old rusty bin in an old rusty playground in an old empty park.
. there lived a little tortoise.
But Tortoise is lonely. He’s never seen any other tortoises, and wonders where they could all be hiding. Then, one day, he looks up and the night sky, and sees a million blinking lights winking at him. “That must be where the other tortoises are – at the top of the sky! I wish I could join them.” But how can a little tortoise get to the top of the sky? And so begins a magical journey…
A beautiful, moving and heartwarming tale about bravery, kindness and welcoming strangers, from the team behind The Building Boy.