Turtle in July
Illustrated by: Jerry Pinkney
Published by: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1989
Awards: An NCTE Notable Book, 1989. Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1989, the New York Times. Best Children's Books of 1989, Time Magazine. A Reading Rainbow review book, 1994.
Copyright © Marilyn Singer 1989

Turtle in July

(excerpt)

TURTLE IN JULY
Heavy
Heavy hot
Heavy hot hangs
Thick sticky
Icky
But I lie
Nose high
Cool pool
No fool
A turtle in July