By: CK Sobey
I have wondered at the many ways life turns me inside and out every day of my life.
I do my best to see life with depth and breath. A broader lens of what I see day to day.
With practice and intent, I try to find the uncommon in everyday life. Simply living my daily experiences can in itself become a form of art.
For the most part, this book has come together aroused by thoughts and feelings from my everyday life.
Some are deeper, more insightful. Others are lighter and more playful. Some are haunting, with vivid memories that follow me through my life.
I hope that everyone who is drawn to this book will resonate in some way with the stories and photos on the pages.
From Musings, Woolgathering, and Ghosts:
Life is many things and all the in-between.
How big and wide will you live your life?
Or will the fear of this day cause your experience to be narrowed, smaller?
Starvation is not always about the stomach.
It is all about the view.
“Perhaps everything that frightens us is in its deepest essence something helpless that wants our love.”
—Rainer Maria Rilke
Henry the Turtle
By: C.K. Sobey
A delightful tale of a turtle being born to a family of ducks. When Henry the Turtle is abandoned as an egg in an all-duck community, it causes quite a stir! A caring mother duck quickly adopts the egg, keeping it warm and safe, and every duck in the community awaits its hatching with wonderment and awe. Henry the Turtle is a loving testament to the power of family, with a simple yet timeless message: There are no limits to what caring and nurturing can do for all living creatures. Follow Henry the Turtle as he finally meets his adopted duck family in this beautifully illustrated story that will appeal to young children everywhere!
What others are saying on Amazon:
The power of love
By Merry Coburn, Ph.D. on April 22, 2015
The loving message Henry the Turtle shares is one we all yearn to hear. Surface differences really do not matter. Love can hold us even when it sometimes appears we do not belong. This message has never been more timely. Today’s families increasing include children of skin color and abilities/disabilities that differ from that of their siblings and parents. Kas Sobey’s story and Skelton’s charming drawings show how wonderful it can be when others embrace us just as we are and tell us we belong. Henry’s duck family will be marvelous role models for children as well as a reminder about the power of mother love. As a grandmother of a severely handicapped child who at first glance looks different, I can say that the story of Henry the Turtle went straight to my heart.
Henry the Turtle is a most delightful story of diversity and love.
By Inka Omholt on April 23, 2015
Henry the Turtle is a most delightful story of diversity and love.I enjoyed the simplicity of the story as well as the clear message of “we are all
lovable no matter how different we are.
Our children need more stories like this one and the illustrations are wonderful. A true gem in the large field of children stories.
It’s a winner!
By LA on April 28, 2015
I shared this with my 4 year old grandson who had just returned from visiting his indigenous Panamanian other family–all of it quite different from his American life. But all loving family. We both loved the story and he has asked for it several times since. It’s a winner
By Robert on June 14, 2015
Henry the Turtle is a most delightful, up-lifting and entertaining book for children and adults. Great message of loving and caring for others.
By Miss Barbara VINE VOICE on September 14, 2015
On the surface Henry the Turtle is a charming little book about the welcoming to world of a turtle baby by a family of ducks. It is mother duck who found Henry’s abandoned egg and decided to nurture it to hatching. But – below the surface this books can be the perfect introduction into the topics of biology, of adoption, of multiculturalism, of inclusion, and the importance of love.
The story is simple and well told by author Kas Sobey but it is the wonderful illustrations by Marit Skelton that puts this little book over the top. They are charming and tell the story by opening up conversation leads that will help you talk to your child “about” the story – not just “tell” the story. I think this book will be great addition to your juvenile fiction library.