Your students will love this story of a turtle and his person. They are both 6 years old at the beginning of the book. They learn from each other, play with each other and love each other. Alfie, the turtle, feels such a connection and love to Nia (his person) that he wants to get her the perfect birthday present for their 7th birthday. Alfie goes on an adventure until he finds the perfect gift.
Nia loves Alfie, her pet turtle. But he’s not very soft, he doesn’t do tricks, and he’s pretty quiet. Sometimes she forgets he’s even there! That is until the night before Nia’s seventh birthday, when nAlfie disappears! Then, in an innovative switch in point of view, we hear Alfie’s side of the story. He didn’t leave Nia—he’s actually searching for the perfect birthday present for his dear friend. Can he find a gift and make it back in time for the big birthday party?
I have created 17 NO PREP book extension activities for this book.
Cover Page / Coloring Page
Making Connections Pre-Reading Activity
Let’s Take a Picture Walk
Comprehension Question Answer Key
Compare and Contrast
Events of the Story
Making Connections Text to Self
Making Connections Text to Text
All About Nia
All About Alfie
Alfie 3-2-1 Activity
Book Review (2 Options)