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If a creature grows slowly enough - I mean very very slowly indeed - then you'll never notice that it has grown at all , especially if you see it every day . It's the same with children . They are actually growing taller every week ...
Alfie's too big to get through the door of his little house ! He must have grown enormously ! " " Weigh him , " Mr Hoppy ordered . " Take him in and weigh him quick . ' " I Lope -- WD Say Mrs Silver did just that , and in half.
Roberta has grown up and is now married and has two children of her own . She lives in another house , but Alfie is still with her , still the much - loved family pet , and Roberta reckons that by now he must be about thirty years old .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mstrust - LibraryThing
Mr. Hoppy has been in love with the widowed Mrs. Silver for years. He lives in the apartment above hers and grows plants on his balcony, which gives him the excuse to look down and discuss her beloved ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bobbybslax - LibraryThing
It was a cute bedtime story and I think it’s improved my fondness for turtles somehow, but the ending isn’t as pleasant as I expected. Marriages shouldn’t be founded on lies. But at least Alfie the Turtle lived/lives a good life. Read full review