I just want to pinch his cheeks.

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There are tons of fabulous, classic back-to-school picture books in the world, but my favorite of recent years is Lucy M. George and Merel Eyckerman’s Back to School Tortoise.

Rotund and baseball-capped Tortoise is so nervous about the first day of school!

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Kids can be mean, tortoises can be clumsy, times are tough. But this intrepid Tortoise is bucking up. He’s brave, he’s cheerful, he’s ready to learn, and so…!

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But there’s a twist ending to this little story… Tortoise is the teacher!

So it kind of bugs me when people talk about how adorable kids’ books are because I take myself too seriously, but come on. Look at this and tell me it isn’t the cutest damn thing you’ve ever seen in your life.

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