Take Your Time
A Tale of Harriet, the Galapagos Tortoise
Harriet the tortoise likes to do things slowly. She explores her home on the Galápagos Islands—slowly. She eats—slowly. And when the sun goes down, she slumbers deeply all night long.
When Harriet’s friends tell her to pick up the pace, Harriet decides to journey to a neighboring island to see what there is to see. She parades with penguins and rides with dolphins, encountering adventure at every turn. But is life in the fast lane right for a tortoise who loves to take her time?
Praise For Take Your Time: A Tale of Harriet, the Galapagos Tortoise…
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805095210, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 11, 2017
About the Author
Donna Jo Napoli is an acclaimed author best known for her fantasy novels, including The Wager. She lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, with her family.
Laurel Molk has illustrated many books for children, including her own Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo, and FLO! She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and now lives near Boston with her family, a large black dog, and a yard full of ducks, wood frogs, spring peepers, and salamanders.