Monday, 10 December 2012

3+: Tug of War - John Burningham

Release Date: 30/08/12

Book Blurb: 
Hare, Hippopotamus and Elephant live together, but not happily, for Hippopotamus and Elephant are forever teasing poor Hare. One day, Hare decides to teach his friends a lesson, and so the great tug of war begins ...

There’s something special about getting a story from another culture that you may not have heard before as an adult. Here in this book we get a tale from Africa about and Elephant, a Hippo and a Hare who proves that he’s smarter than the other two. Its fun, the pictures wonderfully illustrated and bring this traditional story to life for me as a Western Reader. Its good fun which when backed up with a moral (sort of like an African Aesop’s Fable) which really makes this a lot of fun as smarts outdo strength. All in great stuff.


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