After a lovely summer holiday Tortoise is going back to school, on his way he worries about tripping over, not liking lunch and the other children not being very nice to him and decides he can’t go in. But then he sits down and thinks a little more, what if it was fun, that he might like his lunch and make lots of new friends? So he decides to be brave and walks into the classroom and says hello to everyone. It turns out the Tortoise is actually the teacher!
The book is beautifully illustrated and takes its time unfolding the story. It has a simple story with a surprise ending that children love. It also shows that everyone worries, even the grown-ups!