Toby is a cute, bright turtle, who loves to eat. He eats everything in sight, and the more he eats, the fatter he becomes. So fat, that his shell no longer fits his body.
His mom calls for help, and experts flock to advise and support the little turtle. Each one has his own unique solution. But none of them works. When Toby has almost given up hope, he meets a wise old turtle who proposes a different approach.
His proposal helps any boy or girl who wants to lose weight to succeed.
This amusing story helps children to comprehend that there are no magical solutions to real problems and that the right way is not always the easiest.
At the end of the story there are some fun food ideas which the young reader can enjoy making. Each one is a unique, illustrated recipe for creating and serving healthy food.
This is a cute little book, and one with a good lesson. It teaches kids that fresh fruits and veggies are good for you, as is exercise. They can see in the book that as Toby starts eating less junk, and exercising more, his shell isn't so tight. It is because with the right diet and exercise, Toby has lost weight.
I also really like the snack ideas at the end of the book, and have made each one with my kids. I definitely recommend this book to anyone that wants to teach their kiddos about healthy eating and exercise.