Harriet the tortoise likes to do things slowly. She explores her home on the Galapagos Islands slowly. She eats slowly. And when the sun goes down, she slumbers deeply all night long.
When Harriet's friends tell her to pick up the pace, Harriet decides to journey to a neighboring island to see what there is to see. She parades with penguins and rides with dolphins, encountering adventure at every turn. But is life in the fast lane right for a tortoise who loves to take her time?
About the Author
Eva Furrow and Donna Jo Napoli are a daughter-mother writing team. Their first book together was Bobby the Bold, illustrated by Ard Hoyt. Eva teaches veterinary medicine at the University of Minnesota and lives in St. Paul with her family.Donna Jo is the award-winning author of many books for children, including the acclaimed novel The Wager. She currently teaches linguistics at Swarthmore College and lives in Pennsylvania. Both Eva and Donna Jo have a love for animals--fast or slow!Laurel Molk has illustrated many books for children, including her own Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo, and FLO! She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and now lives near Boston with her family, a large black dog, and a yard full of ducks, wood frogs, spring peepers, and salamanders.