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Losing Turtle

By Adrienne Frater
Illustrated by Cat Chapman

Gran loves to knit jumpers for Sam. But Sam has had enough of the woolly presents. Can Sam accidentally lose the latest turtle jumper?

Gran’s excited to knit Sam a jumper with a leatherback turtle on it – just like the one she saw on her holiday. But Sam already has many knitted jumpers from Gran and he doesn’t like them as much as he used to. Perhaps he can lose turtle so he doesn’t have to tell Gran his true feelings about her woolly presents? Sam always has the best of intentions, but some how his plans always seem to go wrong. These fun three stories are full of humour and show Sam’s inventive nature.

  • A charming early reader with valuable themes such as honesty and creativity
  • Written by New Zealand author Adrienne Frater with illustrations by newcomer Cat Chapman
  • Walker Stories support beginner readers making the transition from picture books in an engaging, entertaining and accessible way. Each title features three highly illustrated, individual short stories linked by one character, so readers can build familiarity and confidence

About the author

Adrienne Frater began to write ten years ago, but has made up for the late start by writing prolifically. She writes for both children and adults – but what's the difference? She’s fortunate to have not quite grown up. A traveller at heart, she has lived and travelled all over, and it is only now that these experiences are gaining a second life in her stories.

About the illustrator

Cat Chapman grew up in Waikato, where her dad was a potato farmer. From an early age Cat has always been an enthusiastic illustrator. After completing a Bachelor of Design, majoring in photography, Cat went on to have a short career as a wedding photographer. Cat has worked as a product and graphic designer, where she was able to develop her own range of ceramic children’s dinnerware featuring her illustrations, as well as a range of gift cards and a children’s mobile. After becoming a mum, she began working solely as an illustrator. She currently lives in Mt Eden with her family.

ISBN: 9781921529108
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2012
Dimensions: 135 x 185mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $11.99
New Zealand RRP: $13.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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