We're in that rather fortunate position right now in Australian publishing where children's picture books are of a quality and standard that is highly impressive.
Stephen Michael King has recently released the very colourful and charming Snail and Turtle Are Friends.
It celebrates similarities - "they like to..." walk, run & be quiet together.
But they also respect differences and enjoy diversity, when "snail likes to eat leaves... (and) turtle likes to eat flowers."
Each page is busy with details and things to spot.
Snail also leaves an embossed trail on some of the pages.
At story time we particularly enjoyed the page of snail and turtle running!
Snail and Turtle Are Friends is a sweet, simple story for 2-5 year olds about friendship and belonging.