The Long Legged Turtle

by Kathy Elstad & Illustrated by Heidi Gosen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/27/2013

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 44
ISBN : 9781480804616
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 44
ISBN : 9781480804609

About the Book

Mama turtle knows it’s time, so she makes her way back to the beach where she was hatched to lay one hundred soft-shelled eggs. With love and care, Mama turtle covers her little pit, and two long months later, her babies emerge. Ninety-nine little sea turtles flip-flop their way down the beach and into the ocean, but one does not. The last baby turtle is different—special. He doesn’t have flippers like his brothers and sisters. Instead, he has four long legs. The others call him Long Legs.

Long Legs loves swimming and splashing in the ocean with his brothers and sisters, but he’s drawn to the land as well. His travels on those long legs of his take him to wonderful places where he meets others who are as special as he is. Share in the fun as you follow Long Legs and his wild adventures. He inspires love and finds acceptance despite his obvious differences throughout his many unique adventures both on land and at sea.

About the Author

Kathy Elstad, a retired first-grade teacher, taught children the love of reading and writing for over twenty years. Kathy lives with her husband, Duane, in Oswego, Illinois. Kathy and Duane have four children and their spouses and ten grandchildren. They are all the loves of her life.

About the Illustrator

Heidi Gosen is a passionate illustrator and graphic designer working in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up drawing picture books while sitting at her family’s dining table and later created comic books with her friends. You can find more of her work at