Helix is a tortoise who was born with a physical challenge, he can't use his back legs, leaving him unable to walk. He was at a new school and his teacher, Mr. Torty, introduced him to his new classmates. Helix was very brave and explained to the class what his physical challenge was. Helix's new friends asked him to play games, but due to his physical challenge, he wasn't able to play them. Helix wasn't upset about not being able to play the games, in fact, he showed lots of perseverance by using words like "not yet". Then Herman came up with a creative idea to save the day. With lots of kindness, Herman gave Helix his skateboard wheels and helped attach them. Now that Helix has wheels, he can play all the games with his new friends. The story ends with Helix sitting at the dinner table with his parents, telling them all about his wonderful day of school. The last few pages of the book are character pages. Each student in Helix's class is a different species of tortoise, so the character pages include common name, scientific name, habitat, climate, and a fun fact. When Children read this book they will learn about being brave, acceptance, kindness, problem solving, physical challenges, perseverance and they will even get a little education on tortoises. Helix gets his wheels will be part a series of books dicussing Social emotional learning standards, taught in a fun way, through a cute tortoise, that really exists.