Smorgasbord Blog Magazine -Sally’s Book Reviews – Myrtle the Purple Turtle by Cynthia Reyes, Illustrated by Jo Robinson

My review today is for the beautifully written and illustrated children’s book Myrtle the Purple Turtle by Cynthia Reyes and illustrated by Jo Robinson.

About Myrtle the Purple Turtle

Myrtle is a lovely Turtle. Not an ordinary Turtle. She is Purple and different from other turtles. After being bullied by another turtle, Myrtle tries to become someone else. In the end, Myrtle and her friends help children learn to not be afraid of being different. Myrtle the Purple Turtle is a thoroughly engaging story that stresses the importance of self-acceptance and friendship.

My review for Myrtle the PurpleTurtle

Beautifully illustrated children’s book with a lesson for us all.

This is a beautifully written and illustrated children’s book, that gently encourages the young to accept that being different should be celebrated. Whether it is the colour of a person’s skin, accent, cultural background, religion or disability, they should never feel excluded and forced to change to fit in. Adapting is a different thing altogether and that comes when two people or groups respect each other’s differences, learn from them and adopt some elements in common. Cynthia Reyes expresses that effectively with the words in this book, complimented perfectly with wonderful illustrations of Myrtle and those she meets along the way by Jo Robinson. I also believe that parents or any adults reading this to a child, will also take on board how important it is for young children to grasp this concept as they enter this multi-cultural world we live in.

Read all the reviews and buy the book: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075ZGB235

and on Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Myrtle-Purple-Turtle-Cynthia-Reyes/dp/0620773421

Also by Cynthia Reyes

Read the reviews for both books and BUY: http://www.amazon.com/Cynthia-Reyes/e/B00F1HTQQ6

And Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cynthia-Reyes/e/B00F1HTQQ6

Read more reviews and follow Cynthia on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7072186.Cynthia_Reyes

Connect to Cynthia Reyes via her blog: http://cynthiasreyes.com/

Illustrations by Jo Robinson

Jo Robinson currently resides in her homeland, South Africa, after having lived in rural Zimbabwe for many years. Her obsessive affection for the African continent, most humans, and all creatures feathered and furred are what inspire her writing. Her stories are mostly about people, and the sometimes dark twists that life takes. She also writes science fiction/fantasy, humour, and horror, not being one to restrict herself.

Find out more about Jo’s author services: http://africolonialstories.wordpress.com/indie-author-services/

Apart from offering a range of author services, Jo is a talented writer of several books.

Read the reviews and buy the books: http://www.amazon.com/Jo-Robinson/e/B009JB6IAW

and Amazon US: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jo-Robinson/e/B009JB6IAW/

Read more reviews and follow Jo on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6979970.Jo_Robinson

I think that Myrtle the Turtle would make a wonderful Christmas gift and I hope you will head over and read the other reviews and buy.

 

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