Alfie : (The Turtle That Disappeared)
by Thyra Heder
Nia loves Alfie, her pet turtle. But he??┬ not very soft, he doesn??┤ do tricks, and he??┬ pretty quiet. Sometimes she forgets he??┬ even there! That is until the night before Nia??┬ seventh birthday, when nAlfie disappears! Then, in an innovative switch in point of view, we hear Alfie??┬ side of the story. He didn??┤ leave Nia??▇e??┬ actually searching for the perfect birthday present for his dear friend. Can he find a gift and make it back in time for the big birthday party?
From the author-illustrator of Fraidyzoo and The Bear Report comes a warm and funny ode to friendship??▄ven when the friends see the relationship, and the world, very differently.