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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
La Tortuga Marian
by Almudena Taboada
Age Range: 6-8
Included in the ‘Reading the Way’: Inclusive Books from Around the World Research and the ‘Reading the Way 2’ Project.
This book is not available in English. An English Translation was provided by the publisher for the RtW project.
Marian the tortoise gets up early, washes her face and gets dressed very slowly. She is always late for school and doesn’t recognise the numbers on the blackboard. Marian would love to be quicker and also be able to read but she does love to draw. Her classmates help her with her school work and get together to buy her a wonderful birthday present.
Spanish publisher Ediciones Grupo SM also produce a series of picture books in their ‘Tales to Feel’ collection entitled ‘I’m Not Different’. Other titles in the series include titles about autism, children with obesity and hyperactivity.