Tug of War

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

Review

Elephant, Hippopotamus and Hare are all friends. There’s a problem though - when Elephant and Hippopotamus are bored they like to find someone to pick on. One day, Hare decides to get his own back and challenges both animals to a tug-of-war. Little do they know that this is a war that will last for days and show them up as the foolish creatures they really are.

This retelling of a traditional African folk tale contains an important message about how we treat others. Burningham’s breathtaking illustrations plunge the reader straight into the jungle environment through beautiful images that will live in reader’s minds long after the first reading of the story.

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