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Hugo and the Tortoise by Raja Hidzir

June 3, 2014

hugo tortoiseHugo and the Tortoise by Raja Hidzir.  Pub. Thumbnail Books, 2014.

Hugo finds a tortoise on his way home from school and decides to use him in a unique class project. He puts a video camera on the tortoise’s shell to give a view of how he sees the world.

However not everybody in Hugo’s home is happy with the new arrival.

Things do not go well on the project with the tortoise, now called Boris who insists he is not a turtle, goes missing.

A few days later the video camera turns up in the post at Hugo’s home telling a story that not all will be happy to reveal.

Good story with simple  illustrations that show Hugo’s and Boris’s worlds and enhance the written text. The tortoise is adorable.

There is a poos and wees joke so young children will love it.

Self published by a new writer and i wish him well. A good read-a-loud for primary students.

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