A Silly Snowy Day Author:Michael Coleman, Gwyneth Williamson (Illustrator) Shelley, a young tortoise, decides she doesn't want to go to sleep for the winter. Curious to see what winter is like, she leaves her parents snoring and goes outside. She learns that tortoises aren't very good at some things, like running around in the snow. She finds that tortoises are good at some other things, though.
When a tortoise named Shelley decides she wants to stay awake and see what winter is like insted of hibernating with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tortoise say, "Ridiculous!" Shelley is determined though, and sets out to explore the snow and cold. As she travels from the duck pond to the hilltop she find the other animals agree with her parents. Playful artwork perfectly sets the tone in this lighthearted story.