Friday, January 10, 2014

Tadeo Turtle, by Janis Cox, A Delightful Book for Children That Will Leave You With a Warm, Fuzzy Feeling, Book Review by Lorilyn Roberts

Tadeo Turtle

Written and illustrated by Janis Cox

A Delightful Children’s Picture Book That Will Leave You With a Warm Fuzzy Feeling
Book Review by Lorilyn Roberts

Tadeo Turtle is a one-of-a-kind children’s book with a wonderful message—God has made you perfectly just the way you are. In addition to being entertaining and imparting a strong spiritual message, the illustrations will capture the heart and mind of a young child. 

Colorful drawings of a scary cat, a sweet squirrel, and other animals in their natural surroundings will open the door to discussions about the need to preserve all of God’s creations. Ms. Cox has cleverly provided resources at the end with web links for further study.

The endearing image of Tadeo and his problem will make this a favorite story for young and old alike—a story with which we can all identify.  The craft activities included will broaden inquisitive young minds to explore God’s creation further. Tadeo Turtle is the best book for children I have read in a long time. 

I look forward to taking this delightful book with me to Nepal to help orphan children with their reading.

To purchase on Amazon, click here


Janis Cox is a faithful follower of Jesus. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, a sister and friend. Married to a wonderful husband they have three grown children who are married; they have six grandchildren and a new one on the way.

She is a writer, watercolour artist and person who always is involved in doing something. She has her fingers in many pies – but all of them are delicious. A friend once told her that she saw a vision of her – with a whole bunch of coloured balloons and she tried to capture each one of them.

As a former public school teacher she loved to write poems for her kids. With this background she has now published her first illustrated children’s book, Tadeo Turtle.

She runs a group blog Under the Cover of Prayer. She is a member of The Word Guild, Inscribe and American Christian Writers. Her website is


  1. Thank you for the wonderful review of Tadeo Turtle.

  2. I hope to make it a part of the Nepali library we will be starting soon.

    1. That sounds exciting. Blessings in all you do.