When Clee’s baby brother is born, she gets her very own pet turtle to care for. Then the first frost comes, and Clee finds her turtle stone cold and still. Sadly, she buries her pet in the compost heap, expecting never to see it again. But spring brings a happy surprise.
“This lovely, unusual book elicits interest on many levels… Fluid watercolor illustrations in glowing jewel tones ably capture both changing seasons and changing moods.” – Kirkus Reviews
“A lovely introduction to the concept of hibernation and a gentle look at the bonds that grow between siblings. The lyrical text is perfect for reading aloud and abounds with imagery.” – School Library Journal