Storytime with Author/Illustrator Sara Beth Videtto - Turtle's First Winter

The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host a children’s story time with children’s book  author and  illustrator Sarah Beth Videtto, who will read and sign copies of her new book Turtle’s First Winter (Hill House Press, $18.95), and lead a craft to accompany the story on Saturday, October 27th at 11am. The suggested age is 3 and older, but all ages are welcome.


Where's Turtle?

Why is he hiding in his shell?

Can Bear and Wise Owl help?

Start reading in Summer and end in Spring to find out how Turtle learns to deal with change.

And... don't forget to find the hidden words as you do!

In Turtle’s First Winter: A Read and Find Storybook, Turtle loves summer and Turtle loves fall, but when winter draws near, Turtle decides change is too hard. This delightfully sweet, beautifully-illustrated children’s book follows Turtle as he learns to cope with change by leaning on his friends and making himself a place to call home.

Turtle’s First Winter lends itself to lessons in reading development, science, emotional intelligence, and much more. Key words are also hidden in the illustrations for word finding fun. It is the first children’s picture book by Sara Beth Videtto.

Sara Beth Videtto is a children’s book author/illustrator living in Southbury, CT. When she is not taking pictures or collaging worlds between covers, she enjoys spending time with her family and their awesome pets. She grew up in New Hartford and Colebrook, CT, but no matter where she is San Francisco is always home. She dedicates this book to her father and grandfather for inspiring her artwork through their veneer work.

This event is free and open to the public.  If you are unable to attend this event, you may reserve a signed copy of Turtle's First Winter by calling The Hickory Stick Bookshop at (860) 868 0525. For further information about this event please visit or email

Event date: 
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 11:00am
Event address: 
2 Green Hill Road
Washington Depot, CT 06794
SKU: 9780692875162