Soon by Timothy Knapman
  

Soon

Written by Timothy Knapman
Illustrated by Patrick Benson

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Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, May 2015 Patrick Benson’s superb illustrations bring to life this touching adventure for a baby elephant. Early one morning the little elephant Raju sets off with his mother. On their way they see off a snappy crocodile and then both a slithering snake and a prowling tiger Raju gets tired and longs to be going home. But Raju’s mummy has a plan… When Raju sees what it is he knows it was all worth while! ~ Julia Eccleshare

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Soon by Timothy Knapman

Synopsis

Soon by Timothy Knapman

Raju follows his mother, holding tightly onto her tail, as they bravely journey across a wide river, battle the tall grass and delve into the deep, dark forest ...meeting snapping crocodiles, slithering snakes and ferocious tigers along the way. But where are Raju and his mummy going? What will they see in the end? Little tired Raju keeps asking, When can we go home again? and, each time, his mummy replies, Soon.

This lyrical story transports readers to the lush, wild Indian jungle and exquisitely captures the fear and excitement of new experience.

Reviews

A book to visit over and over. -- Jill Bennet * Red Reading Hub * Absolutely stunning illustrations throughout. -- Angels & Urchins * Angels & Urchins * ...stunning illustrations that are a cut above anything else I've seen this year. -- The Times * The Times * It's a book which will be read time and again as there's just so much to discuss and discover in the lush Indian landscapes. -- The Book Bag * The Book Bag * Knapman's lyrical repetition makes the book ideal for sharing and reading aloud, and encourages children to take part in Raju's journey of discovery in the lush, wild Indian jungle, forest and mountains of his enthralling homeland. A modern classic in the making... * Lancashire Evening Post *

About the Author

Timothy Knapman

Timothy Knapman is a children’s writer, lyricist and playwright. His children’s books have been translated into twelve languages and include Soon, illustrated by Patrick Benson, Time Now To Dream, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes, illustrated by Nikki Dyson, and the bestselling Mungo and the Picture Book Pirate series. His titles have often been featured on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. He lives in Weybridge, Surrey. Read more about the author here.

Photo credit: Robin Farquhar-Thomson

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Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

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Author's Website

www.timothyknapman.co.uk/

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

7th May 2015

ISBN

9781406351354

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