Twig and Turtle 1 (Hardcover)

Big Move to a Tiny House

By Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Pixel+Ink, 9781645950219, 112pp.

Publication Date: October 20, 2020

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/20/2020)

List Price: 14.99*
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Launch of a new chapter books series about sisters who move to a tiny house with their family to start a simpler new life.

8 and 6-year-old sisters named Twig and Turtle are excited and curious about their new small town in Colorado, and for their cool new tiny house. Their family is united in living more simply and not stressing out the earth's resources. And enjoying nature. But for Twig, that means leaving her BIG adopted Great Dane with her grandma. In the tiny house, there's barely enough room for a few books and games!

Friendly and outgoing Turtle rolls with the move, and new life. But Twig struggles without her beloved dog. At school, Twig has to write about an opinion. And that gets her mind cooking. Twig is going to use her writing project to get her big dog back!

About the Author

Jennifer Richard Jacobson is the award-winning author of many books for children and young adults including the early-reader series Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle, and her most recent book, The Dollar Kids. A graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, when not writing, Jennifer provides trainings in Writer's Workshop for teachers. Jennifer lives in Maine with her husband and dog.

Paula Franco is a children's book illustrator living in Rosario, Argentina.

Praise For Twig and Turtle 1: Big Move to a Tiny House

"Twig's adjustment to a new school rings true; half-page illustrations appear every five pages or so to nicely break up the reading; the language is natural; and Jacobson’s repeated use of bulleted lists helps group multiple ideas. Twig’s engaging narration introduces characters many newly independent readers will want to know better." —The Horn Book

"Readers will find Twig and Turtle delightful, coping with their unusual and interesting obstacles with determination and great resourcefulness. . . . comforting and reassuring, with problems neatly tied up and solved."Kirkus Reviews