Tug of War

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

Review

Tortoise is on the lookout for a new friend. He asks both Elephant and Hippo if they’d be interested, but they turn him down and insult him! Tortoise is feeling sad and lonely, when Bird gives him the confidence to stand up for himself and show that brainy can be just as impressive as big.

Tortoise outwits the two giant beasts and they all agree that whatever their size, everyone is special in their own way.

Stunning illustrations depict the beautiful African landscape and some of its exotic inhabitants. The artwork is lush and rich and will have appeal way beyond the intended age range of the story. The message is timeless and even if it feels familiar, the lovely package makes this a great addition to any bookshelf.

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