2014 01 25 The Turtle who ate a Balloon Print
Written by Andrew Stevenson   


Years ago, I used to write articles about being the inept Daddy at home looking after first one, and then two children, Elsa and Somers, ages 10 and 5. I have written two children's books, "The Turtle who Ate a Balloon" and "The Toad with One Eye" for kids about 4-9 years old. Both books have an audio CD at the back. Here is an interview with the author Andrew and illustrator Peter Woolcock.

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"The story of how The turtle who ate a Balloon is rescued by a baby humpback whale, and helped by Spike the Barracuda, Darth Vader the Grouper and  the aquarists at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.  Even Mr BUTT the Bermuda Underwater Terrifying Troll gets involved when he calls for a Big Thing under his bridge at Flatts to discuss the problem. There's excitement as the turtle is blown out to sea from the Aquarium after a hurricane. Disaster strikes again when the turtle is tangled in discarded fishing line. Only  Umbriago El Dragon from Castle Island can rescue the turtle.

A cautionary tale about the dangers posed to marine creatures, this children's book based in Bermuda has an accompanying audio book read aloud by the author and the illustrator."