A silly story with bright, engaging illustrations and expressive, rhyming text that children will want to read—and giggle through—again and again.
A departing tortoise has his bags packed and is almost ready to set out on an adventure, but he can’t leave until he says good-bye to each of his animal friends. The tortoise stops for every last timid mouse and bumblebee, shouting his rhyming good-byes, making you wonder if, perhaps, he’s stalling the start of his trip.
His animal friends appear startled as he suddenly pops up on each page to say adieu—especially the perplexed rhinoceros the tortoise mistakes for a unicorn! With each farewell, the tortoise’s good-byes get sillier and more creative. When will the good-byes end and the adventure begin?
About the Author
Sally Hopgood is a children’s book author, an accomplished artist, and a paper engineer. She lives on a houseboat close to the tide mill in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England.
Emma Levey works in everything from print and gouache, to photography and 3-D. She is the author/illustrator of Hattie Peck. She was short-listed for the 2014 Association of Illustrators Awards. Emma is based in a teeny, tiny village called Llancarfan, in the south of Wales.