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Book Reviews ~ Tadeo Turtle

Author Jan Cox
One of my favorite genres to read and review is children’s books and “Tadeo Turtle” lives up to my expectations of a well-written and enjoyable book for the young child. Author Jan Cox is a former elementary school teacher who has tapped into her area of expertise to pen a great children’s book. It is filled with her own handpainted illustrations and a story with a simple life lesson that is bound to benefit its young reading audience.

Tadeo Turtle is a typical fun-loving turtle who thinks that his pleasure is being hampered by his heavy shell. In a dream, Tadeo’s shell accidentally falls into a stream. In his travels he meets up with a CAT who mistakes him for a rat. Tadeo desperately seeks the shelter and safety of his shell. It is difficult to find as it looks very much like the rocks at the edge of the stream. He finds it just in the knick of time before the CAT is able to pounce on him. Tadeo soon realizes the benefit of being content with just the way God intended him to be….shell and all!

I especially enjoy children’s book that are written in rhyme and with a moral lesson as well. Author Jan Cox has done a fine job of including both of these techniques in “Tadeo Turtle”. I also like the idea of the additional fun activity ideas at the end of the book. They will definitely stimulate young children to use their imaginations as they creatively engage in these suggestions…i.e. paper turtle plate, dough turtle, rock turtle, etc. I am also a former teacher and grandmother so I fully realize the pleasure these suggestions will bring.

Inspirational Author & Book Reviewer ~ Dolores Ayotte


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  1. AirportsMadeSimple said,

    Hi Dolores! Thank you for stopping by my blog and reviewing some articles. I really like your blog and positivity. There is a friend of mine I think you would really enjoy reading: her name is Laurie Buchanan, and her WordPress site is “TuesdaysWithLaurie.com” – Very positive, thought-provoking and original posts. Tell her I sent you. šŸ™‚ Thank you for being a force of positivity in this world! It’s what I believe in. Cheers, Deborah

    • Hi Deborah…thanks for stopping by and leaving such a positive comment. I will check out Laurie’s blog. šŸ™‚ Dolores

      • AirportsMadeSimple said,


  2. Thanks for the review Dolores.

    • My pleasure Jan…blessings to you too.

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