Ben is a young boy who is afraid to join the soccer team. He can't stop thinking about what could go wrong. So his grandmother uses a parable about a timid turtle named Leopold to show him just what could go right. Leopold is afraid to come out of his shell and join his friends in the water. But when he finally decides to take a chance, he sees all the great things he's been missing. Ben is motivated by his grandmother's story and joins the soccer team for the first practice. He ends up having a great time and even scores a goal.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 41.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss3/41