Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Picture Book Review: Mossy


Written and illustrated by:  Jan Brett
Published by: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2012

* My husband was at the library with the kids when the children's librarian asked the kids if they were interested in reading this book.  It was brand new to the library and she was getting ready to put it out on display.  Of course they said yes.  Our family is a huge fan of Jan Brett.  We have read most of her books and have yet to be disappointed. 

In short, this story is about Mossy an Eastern Box Turtle who is living in Lilypad Pond.  She is special because a garden is growing on her shell.  She has made a new friend Scoot when biologist,  Dr. Carolina, catches her and puts her on exhibit at her museum.  While Mossy brings many visitors to the museum, Dr. Carolina's niece, Tory notices that Mossy looks sad.  Dr. Carolina invites Flora and Fauna to come paint Mossy's picture and then she and Tory return Mossy to the pond. 

As usual, the pictures in this book are beautiful and so detailed.  I found this book interesting and didn't realize until reading it that plants can grow on turtle shells.  Winter has just begun and as the cold weather and snow have just started arriving it's nice to read a book that makes me think about and anticipate spring! 

This book was borrowed from the library.

Family Rating: 2 thumbs up.

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