My stuffed animal, Turtle, (named after her species) is going on a road trip. I wanted to see more of Canada and the United States, but I didn’t want to leave home. I decided that sending Turtle was a good solution. On January 3rd 2010 I put Turtle into a bag with a journal and some money. On the inside of her journal I wrote the following letter,
My name is Katie Newton, I want to see Canada and the United States, but I can’t really do that. This is my teddy bear, she needs your help. Turtle wants to see as much of Canada and the United States as she can. Write about yourself in her journal and then introduce her to someone new. Talk to her lots because I will miss her. I got her for my birthday. Turtle wants to meet as many new people as she can. If you keep her for more than one day, try to write in her journal often.
What is your name? Where are you going? Do you have kids? Do you have siblings? (I do.)
In January 2011 she will be ready to come home. In her journal is some money. If you have Turtle in January 2011 find a sturdy box and use the money to mail her to this address: K. Newton, Box 646, Barriere, B.C. VOE 1EO.
If you would like to hear how her trip went when she gets back, leave your address in the back of this book. Thanks and I hope to hear from you. Your friends Turtle and Katie.
Today I took her to school and gave her to my teacher, thus starting her journey. Check back in January 2011 to learn about Turtle’s trip.