The Book

Little Jacana, a bird with long toes that enable him to walk across lily pads and a father who cuddles him under his wings, is teased by Turtle, who has neither. Their relationship meets rough water when a large wave, giving Jacana a great ride, also rolls in trash that tangles Turtle. Jacana could save Turtle with his long toes, but will he? Turtle has been anything but friendly.


The Illustrator

Jamie Zacharias was born in Kijabe, Kenya, where her parents were teaching. After returning to Canada, she spent most of her childhood in Abbotsford, British Columbia, where she lives today.
At the age of four, she realized that she has been blessed with an artistic gift, and has loved drawing ever since. Jamie's other interestes involve music and horses.
She and her husband, Josh, enjoy their family of three 'soon to be four' children.