Title: The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle
Author: Stuart Samuel
Release Date: July 18th, 2017 by www.jupiterscientific.org
Rating: 5 Stars
There are 3 things a child can take away from reading The Adventures of Thomas the Turtle, though I'm sure there are more depending on your perspective.
1. Listen to your parents - Thomas is warned not to go to a specific area in their pond, but he is overcome with curiosity and forced into an adventure that separates him from his family.
2. Wild animals belong in their natural habitat. Leave them alone. Thomas meets a couple of kids whose first instinct is to take him home with them as a pet, which would separate Thomas from his family forever.
3. Pray. To teach a child to pray in times of trouble is to teach them that there is hope and to never give up. Believing in a higher power sometimes is all it takes for some people to get through life and to not give up even when things are at their worst. We should teach our kids that while thy're still young and before it's too late.
This is a beautifully illustrated book that teaches children a very valuable and practical lesson about nature, animals and listening to their parents.