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Rodney was a tortoise  Cover Image Book Book

Rodney was a tortoise

Forler, Nan (author.). Kang, Yong Ling, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 073526662X
  • ISBN: 9780735266629
  • ISBN: 9780735266629 : HRD
  • ISBN: 073526662X : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780735266629
  • ISBN: 073526662X
  • Physical Description: print
    1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: [Toronto, ON] : Tundra, [2022]
  • Badges:
    • Recently Published: 5 / 5.0

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Published simultaneously in the United States of America by Tundra Books of Northern New York, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House of Canada Limited"--Colophon.
Summary, etc.: "Bernadette and Rodney are the best of friends. Rodney's not so good at playing cards, but he's great at staring contests. His favorite food is lettuce, though he eats it VERRRRRRY SLOOOOOWLY. And he's such a joker! When Bernadette goes to sleep at night, Rodney is always there, watching over her from his tank. As the seasons pass, Rodney moves slower and slower, until one day he stops moving at all. Without Rodney, Bernadette feels all alone. She can't stop thinking about him, but none of her friends seem to notice. Except for Amar. Rodney Was a Tortoise is a moving story about friendship and loss. It shows the importance of expressing kindness and empathy, especially in life's most difficult moments."--
Target Audience Note:
Subject: Rodney (Fictitious character from Forler) Juvenile fiction
Turtles Juvenile fiction
Turtles as pets Juvenile fiction
Pets Death Juvenile fiction
Loss (Psychology) Juvenile fiction
Friendship Juvenile fiction
Grief in children Juvenile fiction
Turtles Fiction
Pets Death Fiction
Loss (Psychology) Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Tortues Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Tortues (Animaux familiers) Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Animaux familiers Mort Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Perte (Psychologie) Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
AmitiƩ Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Chagrin chez l'enfant Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Genre: Picture books for children.
picture books.
Picture books.
Livres d'images.

Available copies

  • 13 of 17 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Woodbury Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 17 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Woodbury Public Library J PAR 155.937 FORLER (Text) 34018152808343 New Parent Available -

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