cover image I Can't Get My Turtle to Move

I Can't Get My Turtle to Move

Elizabeth Lee O'Donnell. Morrow Junior Books, $11.95 (30pp) ISBN 978-0-688-07323-7

A young farm girl is disappointed by her napping turtle's reluctance to move. In her morning rounds of the farm, she encourages two fish to swim, three kittens to purr, finally calling on 10 rabbits that hop at her request. How does she get that turtle to move? She mentions lunch, and he amiably pads over to his lettuce leaf. O'Donnell ( Maggie Doesn't Want to Move ) successfully combines a counting story with a genial tour of different animals on the farm. Chambliss's happy-go-lucky pictures show colorful scenes of everyone involved, from munching inchworms to marching ants. Ages 3-5. (Mar.)