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The Turtle Who Lost His Shell is a 1995 children's picture book that was based on a script by Paul Levy and illustrated by Rick Grayson. The book was one of two books to be a part of the Bedtime With Barney book series alongside Zoomba in Toyland.


When Little Bunny needs a place to hide his carrots, Little Turtle is happy to share his shell. But he forgets to get it back, and it is then that Little Turtle learns why his shell is so special.[2]


  • Little Turtle
  • Little Bunny




  • This book was also released with an audio cassette
  • This is one of the few Barney books to have a main character that's not from the television series.
  • This book includes the song "Everyone is Special".


  1. The Turtle Who Lost His Shell (Bedtime With Barney): Levy, Paul, Grayson, Rick: 9781570640483: Books
  2. The Turtle who Lost His Shell - Paul Levy - Google Books