Based on real events, this equisite and inspirational picture book offers a wonderful insight into animal behaviorBased on real events, this equisite and inspirational picture book offers a wonderful insight into animal behaviorIt is night time, and a herd of elephants are on the move. An impala is lying in the darkness, watching a tortoise stumble towards water. Hatchling turtles slip into the pool while crocodiles sleep. A pack of wild dogs trot by. When the tortoise slips, a surprising and remarkable chain of events begins to unfold. Perfect for classroom discussion, this story raises moral and philosophical issues as well as being a great teaching aid for science and nature topics.
Reviews"Paul Geraghty is an artist who never puts a foot wrong." —Bookseller
"Geraghty's bold, active illustrations use a broad palette and work perfectly with his energetic . . . text." —School Library Journal on Rotten and Rascal
"A fascinating picture book." —The Aptos [CA] Times
"Stunningly beautiful, almost photo-quality paintings." —Booklist
"Bold, dramatic illustrations are great for storytime" —School Library Journal
Author BiographyPaul Geraghty is an author and illustrator of children's picture books and teenage fiction. His books include The Hoppameleon and Rotten and Rascal. He has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal twice, and has won the Children's Book Award.