What the World Is All About is a story about being different, about appreciating your differences, and about understanding that family will always love you no matter how different you are. The main character, a poor little turtle-bird, is unlike any of her siblings. She is half turtle, half bird. She has the body of a canary, with a turtle shell on her back. Unable to fly with her bird siblings or swim with her turtle siblings, she decides to set off and find out what the world is all about.
Read aloud, the simple language, alliteration, and consonance, along with the fun imagery of the work will challenge any reader not to smile. Although this story is enjoyable on its own as a read aloud story,it can also be used with older students (grades 5-8) for tasks such as summarizing, identifying alliteration, figurative language, plot, etc.