Truman by Jean Reidy and Lucy Ruth Cummins

What would motivate you to leave your comfort zone?

This week’s Picture Book of the Week is Truman, written by Jean Reidy and illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins.

About the Book:

Truman the turtle is small in a big world. A big part of that world is his Sarah, a girl who is his constant companion. One day Sarah begins to behave differently. She eats a big breakfast, wears new clothes, and leaves more green beans than usual in Truman’s plate, then she leaves. He waits, but she doesn’t come back. He waits as long as he can stand it, then goes after her. How far will he get? Will he find his Sarah? Will he be brave?

Writing Exercise:

In this story, Truman is forced to leave everything he knows and loves because he loves and misses Sarah so much more. Write a story or an essay about something that would make you leave your comfort zone. It can be a goal, a person, or an animal that you love or that your main character loves.

Happy Writing!

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