Leopold by Ruth K. WestheimerLeopold by Ruth K. Westheimer


byRuth K. WestheimerwithPierre Lehu

Hardcover | August 4, 2015

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Leopold is an uplifting parable about a turtle overcoming his fears, as told by Dr. Ruth Westheimer, with beautiful, hand-painted illustrations by Suzanne Beaky. Dr. Ruth's grandson, Ben, is afraid to join the soccer team. To help out, she tells him the story of Leopold the Turtle, who always stays on the shore. It terrifies him to go join the other turtles and play in the water and sun on the rocks. Leopold just can't get out of his shell, and the longer he waits, the more he starts to doubt. Even though Leopold feels quite alone, he stays on the riverbank where it's safe. But Freddy the Frog is a little concerned about Leopold and asks him to join them in the river. Leopold has to choose whether to brave the unknown and join his friends or to stay lonely and remain safe on land. In this charming, rhyming tale of a turtle too afraid to set foot in the river, Leopold proves that facing your fears can set you free.
Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer is known by most children as "Dr. Ruth Wordheimer" on PBS KIDS'Between the Lions. Dr. Westheimer is a therapist and an expert on family issues. She's also a devoted grandparent.Pierre Lehu has worked in public relations for forty years. He is a literary agent, writer, and editor and has coauthored two dozen books...
Title:LeopoldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:34 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:August 4, 2015Publisher:Turner Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1630269182

ISBN - 13:9781630269180


Read from the Book

All the young turtles were sunning on rocks.

There was Boxy, Snappy, Shelly, and Socks.

They were busy soaking up the sun's rays,

Something they always did on beautiful days.

Only Leopold remained on the shore;

It's not that he liked the shade so much more,

but he was too afraid to leave the safety of his home,

and so he stayed in one place, never to roam.