‘Tiffany Turtle’ Teaches Kids to Value Nature and the Environment

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Donald G. Vanderpool’s new picture book conveys invaluable lessons to the youth.

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A Beautiful Tale That Will Certainly Catch the Attention of Young Ones

From author Donald G. Vanderpool and illustrator Judith Kinney Tidrick comes a charming and vibrantly illustrated picture book telling the tale of “Tiffany Turtle.” This work is aimed at inspiring within children a love for reading as well as teaching other invaluable lessons.

Through the terrapin’s testimony, young readers will see the wonders of nature, come to appreciate its preciousness, and see the need to defend it from destruction as Tiffany Turtle rises to the occasion and comes to the rescue of the habitat she shares with the many creatures of the wilderness. Universal values and timeless life lessons are contained within this children’s story, conveying to young ones a love for the nature that surrounds them.

“Tiffany Turtle” is a beautiful tale that will certainly catch the attention of young ones while expanding their horizons, making it an ideal bedtime story for parents to share with their children.

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About the Author
Judith Kinney Tidrick and her husband, Steve, are long-time residents of Beaverton, Oregon, where they raised their three children; Jason, Shane and Jessica. Currently, Tidrick is employed in Support Services for a middle school in the Beaverton School District. She also works with stained glass and mosaics, teaching mosaics at her middle school as well as two senior centers. “Tiffany Turtle” is her first venture into storybook illustration, something her deceased mother had always wanted her to try. She came to know the author through her friendship with his wife, Cheryl; a friendship that goes back to sixth grade when Tidrick’s family moved to Walla Walla, Washington. Tidrick has an Associate’s Degree in Commercial Art from Portland Community College, a Bachelors degree and a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Washington State University. Although Tidrick loved printmaking, she turned to drawing with Prismacolor pencils because that medium fit better into the intermittent schedule of a busy family life. The “Tiffany Turtle” illustrations are mixed media: primarily Prismacolor pencil drawings with a little gouache, pastels, and India ink.

Donald G. Vanderpool was born and raised in Washington State. He began his love of vocabulary by reading the Sunday comics, following the narrator on the radio. A graduate of Wenatchee High School, Vanderpool furthered his education with a B.A. in Education from (then) Central Washington State College, teaching elementary grades for twenty-six years in Washington State’s scenic Columbia River gorge and, most recently, teaching elementary grades for ten years on the Northwest coast of Alaska above the Arctic Circle. Vanderpool currently lives with his wife, Cheryl, and two small dogs in central Washington State where he continues his love of vocabulary.

Tiffany Turtle * by Donald G. Vanderpool
Publication Date: January 14, 2014
Picture Book; $21.99; 26 pages; 9781493161102
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 26 pages; 9781493161119
e-book; $3.99; 9781493161126

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