Myrtle the Hurdler and Her Pink and Purple, Polka-Dotted Girdle is the shell-shocking tale of a treat-craving, leisure-loving turtle named Myrtle. Her unhealthy habits prompt Myrtle to wear a girdle to hide the “evidence,” but only until she discovers the wonders of smart eating and the joys of keeping fit.
Endorsements for Myrtle the Hurdler and Her Pink and Purple, Polka-Dotted Girdle
“This book is definitely a winner. Myrtle the Hurdler is very well done, very well-written and presents an excellent message,”
Lou Holtz, renowned college football coach and best-selling author
“Myrtle the Hurdler does a wonderful job of showing our youth just how easy and fun getting in shape can be,”
Bee Andrews, President, Road Runners Club of America
“A fabulously fun story with a lifelong lesson for children and adults alike: stay fit and eat your fruits and vegetables,”
Dr. Liz Applegate, Runner’s World nutrition columnist, senior lecturer at UC-Davis and author of Eat Smart, Play Hard.
Myrtle the Hurdler
and her Pink and Purple, Polka-Dotted Girdle
By Marybeth Dillon-Butler, Illustrated by David Messing