Is this Tortoise looking for a hare to race? This silk-screened, suede-cloth puppet is just one step away from nature. Head & front legs articulate or retract into shell completely.
2003 TEACHER'S CHOICE AWARD
1997 NATIONAL PARENTING PUBLICATIONS AWARDS (NAPPA) Honors Award
FACTS OF INTEREST:
- The 41 species of tortoise live on land in warm areas of the world. The smallest are four inches across, and the biggest are four feet across.
- Because their shells protect them so well against enemies, tortoises are slow movers. The desert tortoise walks one mile in nine hours.
- Tortoises are very long-lived. Many can live to be 100 years old; some can probably live to be 200.
- Sixteen out of eighteen species of Giant tortoise are already extinct and many others are endangered. Tortoises need protection to survive.