Tori Comes Out of Her Shell-When Your Are Lonely (Good News for Little Hearts; book 6) by Jayne V. Clark

The Synopsis:

Tori the turtle feels all alone. She has just moved to a new pond and a new school with her family and it seems like everyone has a friend except her. Her teacher notices she feels alone and helps her remember Jesus is always her friend and then along the way she makes some new friends. The last page contains information for Christian parents on how God, in his Word, helps us turn to Jesus when we are lonely. Together children and parents will be guided into meaningful conversations about living by faith in the details of everyday life. Also included is a tear-out page of Back Pocket Bible Verses that will give children a practical way to remember God’s words when they feel all alone.

A new series of hardback, illustrated. Christian children’s books for three-to eight-year-olds each centered on an animal family bringing gospel help and biblical counsel to families in need of the Christian word. The animal characters, colorful illustrations, and the real-life issues each animal family face will captivate children. The first three books address anxiety, anger, and failure, bringing biblical help and hope to issues every child faces.

I received this book from New Growth Press for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.


Tori is new to her school, and church, and she’s very worried about making new friends. This cute book about Tori Turtle is for the kiddos who feel lonely, even if they’re not necessarily “the new kid”. It combats those isolated feelings with the truths of the scripture.

Isolation and loneliness can be incredibly scary for anyone, but especially children. Friends mean THE WORLD to them, so loneliness is a very real problem that needs a godly solution. In this book, it’s a teacher who steps in to help Tori by relating to her fear and giving her a truth to keep with her: “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother (Prov 18:24)”. I especially liked that it was a new teacher in a new school that did this for Tori! I’ve been coming across a lot of “silly” children’s books lately that make teachers out to be the bad guys, and I really just don’t like that. So I was very happy to see Tori’s teacher as the one to reach out to her and make an impact on her life.

Just like the other books in this series, there is a parental guide at the back of the book to help YOU help your kiddos when they feel alone or isolated. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend the entire series!

Read our review of the other books in the series: #4-Gus Loses His Grip-When You Want Something Too Much | #5-Henry Says Goodbye-When You Are Sad

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