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Book details
  • Genre:JUVENILE FICTION
  • SubGenre:Social Issues / Special Needs
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Helix
  • Series Number:3
  • Pages:58
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098306076

Helix Breaks His Wheels

by Randal Betz Jr View author's profile page

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Overview
Helix, who has got wheels in place of his back legs, is ready to do the monkey bars. "Just swing towards the next bar, grab it with your hand, and don't forget to let go of the bar behind you so you can swing forward again," explains his friend because Helix is trying it for the first time. Helix starts swinging but falls and breaks his wheels. He gets upset but Mr. Torty's idea of getting suggestions from the class to fix Helix's wheels cheers him up. All his friends suggest interesting ideas but again Herman's idea saves the day. This is the third book in the Helix series of books. This book teaches children to be kind and helping towards others and to be self-confident, brave and determined. There are character pages at the end of the story about each student of Helix's class. Each one of them is a different species of tortoise that is described in a creative and fun way. There is even a page that documents the true story of Helix. This series discusses social-emotional learning standards, through an enjoyable story of an adorable tortoise.
Description
Helix, who has got wheels in place of his back legs, is ready to do the monkey bars. "Just swing towards the next bar, grab it with your hand, and don't forget to let go of the bar behind you so you can swing forward again," explains his friend because Helix is trying it for the first time. Helix starts swinging but falls and breaks his wheels. He gets upset but Mr. Torty's idea of getting suggestions from the class to fix Helix's wheels cheers him up. All his friends suggest interesting ideas but again Herman's idea saves the day. This is the third book in the Helix series of books. This book teaches children to be kind and helping towards others and to be self-confident, brave and determined. There are character pages at the end of the story about each student of Helix's class. Each one of them is a different species of tortoise that is described in a creative and fun way. There is even a page that documents the true story of Helix. This series discusses social-emotional learning standards, through an enjoyable story of an adorable tortoise.
About the author
Randal Betz Jr. was born on January 16, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and spent his summers deep-sea fishing and playing on the beaches of Ocean City, New Jersey. For high school he went to the Pennington School in New Jersey, where friends, teachers, and coaches forever influenced him. He has a degree in animal biology from Penn State University, which he does not use professionally, but more so for his passionate hobby of turtle and tortoise conservation. He currently lives in Wilmington, Delaware, with his wife, Meghann, and their four children. He is a full-time husband and father, a medical sales consultant by day, a tortoise conservationist by night.

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