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Grab it , he told himself . Grab it quick ! " Mrs Silver , " he said . " I do actually happen to know how to make tortoises grow faster , if that's really what you want . " " " You do ? " she cried . " Oh , please tell me !
... some weighing only slightly more than Alfie's thirteen ounces , others a great deal more , but he didn't want any that weighed less . " Feed them cabbage leaves , " the pet - shop owners told him . " That's all they'll need .
They are actually growing taller every week , but their mothers never notice it until they grow out of their clothes . Slowly does it , Mr Hoppy told himself . Don't hurry it . So this is how things went over the next eight.
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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