Ready Set Draw! The Turtle from ALFIE
If your kids can scribble, then they can draw ALFIE. Grab paper, some colored pencils, and a marker, and join illustrator Thyra Heder for a stress-free guide to drawing a turtle on this podcast episode of Ready Set Draw only on KidLit TV!
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Nia loves Alfie, her pet turtle. But he’s not very soft, he doesn’t do tricks, and he’s pretty quiet. Sometimes she forgets he’s even there! That is until the night before Nia’s seventh birthday when Alfie disappears! Then, in an innovative switch in point of view, we hear Alfie’s side of the story. He didn’t leave Nia—he’s actually searching for the perfect birthday present for his dear friend. Can he find a gift and make it back in time for the big birthday party? From the author-illustrator of Fraidyzoo and The Bear Report comes a warm and funny ode to friendship—even when the friends see the relationship, and the world, very differently.
Thyra Heder is a freelance illustrator and storyboard artist for clients in film, television, advertising, fashion, and architecture. She was a Sundance Screenwriting Fellow in 2015 with the project Over the Eaves and was awarded the SFFS Hearst Grant along with the co-writer and director, Brent Green. Always a collector of picture books, she wrote and illustrated her debut book, Fraidyzoo, in 2013. Fraidyzoo, The Bear Report, and Alfie are all published by Abrams Books for Young Readers and have each received a starred Kirkus review. She has a dog named Toby and a turtle named Alfie and lives in Brooklyn.
ABOUT ABRAMS BOOKS
ABRAMS BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS publishes picture books and illustrated nonfiction for preschool through middle-grade readers. Some highlights of this award-winning children’s line include Library Mouse; Rosie Revere, Engineer; I Am Yoga; Animalia; Babar’s Museum of Art; Separate Is Never Equal; Maritcha; and 365 Penguins.
Executive Producer: Julie Gribble