Soon by Timothy Knapman
  

Soon

Written by Timothy Knapman
Illustrated by Patrick Benson

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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

From Patrick Benson, the illustrator of Owl Babies, comes the read-aloud story of Raju the baby elephant and his mummy who set out on a great jungle adventure. 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.

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The pictures are wonderful and by the same artist who worked on Martin Waddell's Owl Babies - one of my all-time, much-loved books. * The Irish Times *

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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Paperback
40 pages

Author

Timothy Knapman
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Author's Website

www.timothyknapman.co.uk/

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

5th May 2016

ISBN

9781406365665

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