About the Book"Originally published by Top That Publishing Ltd. in 2015."
Book SynopsisA silly story with bright, engaging illustrations and expressive, rhyming text that children will want to read--and giggle through--again and again. A departing tortoise has his bags packed and is almost ready to set out on an adventure, but he can't leave until he says good-bye to each of his animal friends. The tortoise stops for every last timid mouse and bumblebee, shouting his rhyming good-byes, making you wonder if, perhaps, he's stalling the start of his trip. His animal friends appear startled as he suddenly pops up on each page to say adieu--especially the perplexed rhinoceros the tortoise mistakes for a unicorn! With each farewell, the tortoise's good-byes get sillier and more creative. When will the good-byes end and the adventure begin?
About the AuthorSally Hopgood is a children's book author, an accomplished artist, and a paper engineer. She lives on a houseboat close to the tide mill in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. Emma Levey works in everything from print and gouache, to photography and 3-D. She is the author/illustrator of Hattie Peck. She was short-listed for the 2014 Association of Illustrators Awards. Emma is based in a teeny, tiny village called Llancarfan, in the south of Wales.