MYRTLE THE PURPLE TURTLE: A BOOK REVIEW

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‘Myrtle the Purple Turtle’ is one of the most striking, original children’s books released in recent years.

I was immediately drawn in by the welcoming cover of Myrtle proudly striding along and quickly became engaged with this wonderful character.

As a purple turtle, Myrtle has never considered herself any different from the other turtles and is happy and confident in her life. Until one day a rude turtle laughs and taunts her for even daring to consider herself a turtle.

What follows next is a touching and tender story to which we can all relate when faced with inconsiderate hurtful comments. As Myrtle sets out on a journey of self-discovery and understanding…with some help from her mother and friends along the way, she learns to accept herself and others.

I quickly lost myself within Myrtle’s world and empathised with her hurt and confusion … cheering her on as this feisty…

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7 thoughts on “MYRTLE THE PURPLE TURTLE: A BOOK REVIEW

  1. I’ve had a soft spot in my heart for turtles since I was a boy. To this day, I stop when I see a turtle crossing the road, and carry it safely across. MYRTLE THE PURPLE TURTLE definitely sounds like one to ‘pick up’ — thanks for introducing us! 🙂

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