This is the tale of a turtle that grew a garden on her back. Her name is Mossy.
What I Thought: Another beautiful book from Jan Brett. Mossy is enchanting--both the story and the illustrations. Reading Mossy made me want to know more about Eastern box turtles. My favorite illustration is the last page (Mossy, Scoot, and family). I scanned the QR code on the dust jacket and had a great time watching Jan Brett teach me how to draw Mossy. I so need to plan a Jan Brett story time for older kids.
Story Time Themes: Turtles, Jan Brett, Reptiles
(G. P. Putman's Sons, 2012)