A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of tortoises, the slow moving shelled reptiles. Also included is a retelling of Aesop's famous fable about the tortoise and the hare.
Part of the Amazing Animals series
This popular series travels the planet to study fascinating mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and invertebrates. Beautiful photos are paired with STEM-appropriate text to examine the featured creature’s appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. Each book also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal’s appearance or behavior.