|Includes "For Creative Minds" section with fun facts and crafts.|
From the Publisher:
Tudley Didn't Know is a whimsical story about a pond-living (painted) turtle who adopts other animals' behaviors ? simply because he doesn't know he can't! Tudley flies like a bird, sings like a katydid, hops like a frog, and glows like a firefly. He uses all his special behaviors to help other animals. Will Tudley's new friends help him when he needs help? While fictional in nature, this story is a great way to open discussions with pre-school and early elementary grade students about animal behaviors and adaptations. John Himmelman uses his extensive knowledge of field and forest animals to weave a wonderful story and his illustrations will be enjoyed by all ? adults and children alike. The Creative Mind section has teaching trivia, crafts and games about the various animal adaptations.While helping them, Tudley the turtle adopts his fellow animals' behaviors--flying like a hummingbird, calling like a katydid, and flashing like a firefly--but learns about his own special talent when they help him out of his own trouble.