Myrtle the Purple Turtle

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Myrtle the Purple Turtle
Myrtle the Purple Turtle, a children’s picture book by Cynthia Reyes

Myrtle is a lovely Turtle. Not an ordinary Turtle. She is Purple and different from other turtles. After being bullied by another turtle, Myrtle tries to become someone else. In the end, Myrtle and her friends help children learn to not be afraid of being different. Myrtle the Purple Turtle is a thoroughly engaging story that stresses the importance of self-acceptance and friendship.


Myrtle - Purple Dragonfly Book Award

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There have been many, many reviews of Myrtle the Purple Turtle. They come from children, parents and grandparents, teachers, librarians, writers, journalists and many others.
I am thankful for them.
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Canadian Living Magazine

A good bedtime story is one that’s both cute and has a lesson attached. This endearing book by Cynthia Reyes follows a purple turtle who longs to be green—and learns to accept herself just the way she is.  

For those of us who want to teach the children in our lives about acceptance and friendship comes this charming tale of a purple turtle longing to be green that’s perfect to pop into your beach or overnight bag for bedtime reading to little ones. When Myrtle realizes that she’s not the same colour as her playmates, she tries to reinvent herself as someone different. It takes a few humorous attempts to reinvent herself and some help from her friends before she realizes that she’s wonderful just as she is. Inspired by the experience of one of her own daughters, Canadian writer Cynthia Reyes has penned a story with delightful characters and an ever-important message: every one of us is different, and we’re all extraordinary. 

Myrtle the Purple Turtle is one of the most striking, original children’s books released in recent years.
This is a superbly attractive children’s picture book that will engage young children from cover to cover. The illustrations are amazing. The pictures of Myrtle and her friends in their idyllic surroundings are memorable. The story is beautifully written in a simple language style young children can easily relate to.
“I wish I’d had Myrtle when I was younger.  I wish someone had told me that I was special as I was.”  
“Gentle, funny and uplifting, with a powerful message told in a way that will engage young children, Myrtle promotes the importance of loving the shell we are in.” 
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Book review: Myrtle the Purple Turtle by Cynthia Reyes.

Myrtle the Purple Turtle

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