This book will appeal to children because it is a light, yet realistic story which deals with emotions and situations that children can identify with, such as: rejection from friends, frustrations in attempting a solution to a problem and acceptance, finally, with friends.The story is about a turtle, Tyrone, who cannot play with his turtle friends at Hide & Seek because he cannot fit his head inside his shell. Laughed at by the other turtles, he asks his other animal friends for suggestions. After several unsuccessful attempts, he gives up. Later he hears a parrot, perched high in a tree, calling him. He climbs up on a tree stump to see who it is but falls off. He hits the ground and realizes that his glasses have come off and his head now fits inside the shell. Tyrone is finally happy because he can play with the other turtles.