Kelly Canby

Rodney spends most of his days looking up. Imagining, for hours, what a life high among the treetops would be like and how it would feel to be so … tall.

Rodney is a small tortoise with a BIG dream. All he wants is to be larger. Then one day, Rodney’s dream comes true – or does it? It’s all a matter of perspective!

An encouraging story celebrating individual strengths and talents regardless of size. Perfect for young readers about to embark on new challenges or change. Great to gift before the much anticipated first day of school. 


  • Paperback
  • 32 pages
  • Mixed media collage illustrations

Praise for the Book

‘The bold illustrations of Rodney, his mates and their forest home bring to life this story with some important messages about not comparing your life to that of others and that happiness can be a matter of adjusting your own mindset.’ West Weekend Magazine

‘Kelly Canby has created a beautiful story in a simple, thoughtful way both with her words and pictures. The message is subtle but powerful, perfect for children aged 3 to 5 … Rodney will be a welcome addition to any kindergarten or community library and indeed any home collection.’ Buzz Words

‘Where to start? With the quirky colourful collage illustrations or the cleverly crafted story of perspective? Or the lovable hero?’ Sunday Telegraph

About the Author
Kelly Canby is an internationally published illustrator and author. Kelly was born in London, but has lived in Australia since the age of three, which is probably around the same age she started playing with pencils and crayons, and it was probably only a few years after that that she decided playing with pencils and crayons was something she wanted to do for the rest of her life.

Collections: Books, Kids, New Arrivals, Shop

Type: Book


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