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  • Published: 2 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143771777
  • Imprint: Puffin MR
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 28
  • RRP: $12.99

The Smallest Turtle




A charming story about a turtle's journey to the sea by Lynley Dodd, creator of the Hairy Maclary and Friends series - now available as a board book!

A charming story about a turtle's journey to the sea by Lynley Dodd, creator of the Hairy Maclary and Friends series - now available as a board book!

The smallest turtle is the last of his family to set out on the journey to the sea. The sand is hot and the danger is great - will he make it to the safety of the ocean?
First published in 1982, this robust board book edition is perfect for little hands.

  • Pub date: 2 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143771777
  • Imprint: Puffin MR
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 28
  • RRP: $12.99

About the Author

Lynley Dodd

Lynley Dodd graduated from the Elam School of Art in Auckland with a diploma in Fine Arts, majoring in sculpture. She went on to teach art before taking a break to start a family. She began to work as a freelance illustrator and collaborated with author Eve Sutton on My Cat Likes To Hide in Boxes. There was no looking back as Lynley went on to write and illustrate her own books for children. Exuberant artwork and bouncy rhymes come together perfectly in books like Slinky Malinki and Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy. As well as being a visual delight, these are some of the most rewarding books for children and adults to read out loud. It comes as no surprise that, as a child, she adored Dr Seuss because of his 'crazy sounds and the fact that he took such liberties with the English language.' Other favourite authors included A A Milne and the fairy tales of The Grimm Brothers and Hans Christian Andersen. Today, Lynley is a big fan of Quentin Blake 'because of his humour and very clever art work.'

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Praise for The Smallest Turtle

“Lynley Dodd’s picture books are great fun to read aloud...How can you resist language like, “So away he went, skitterscatter…down a gravelly hole…through some prickly grass….” The rhyme, rhythm, and repetition in this story make it fun, too.”

Emma Filbrun, Learning Resource Directory


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