Publisher: Fremantle Press
Published: March 2019
Following on from the success of The Hole Story, Canby continues to stimulate imagination and abstract thinking with her latest picture book about Rodney, the tortoise. Rodney engages young readers with the concept of perspective: it’s all about how we look at things. Life’s shortcomings may feel oppressive, but Rodney illustrates how it’s all a matter of point of view. Exercising our imagination, thinking playfully and seeing the glass half-full, are all useful tools for building resilience. Canby’s naïve, colourful illustrations are fun and convey these relatively deep ideas with whimsy and playfulness.