Jungle Jingles by Dick King-Smith


Jungle Jingles by Dick King-Smith

The python can unlock its doors. To gape as wide as double doors. Quiet! Don't move a muscle...Look! Through that gap in the jungle...See! There are real live animals in these poems. Read carefully and you may learn a thing or two. What happens if you fall into a river full of piranha fish? And do man-eating tigers only eat men? Find out in this hugely inventive and hilarious collection of animal poems from the bestselling children's author Dick King-Smith.

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The master of animal adventures Independent on Sunday Dick King-Smith has brought magic into the lives of millions of children Parents Magazine

About the Author

Dick King-Smith

Dick King-Smith was born in 1922 and brought up in Gloucestershire.

Dick served with the Grenadier Guards during World War II and was mentioned in dispatches. He then spent twenty years working as a farmer and a short period teaching in a primary school before becoming a full-time writer.

Dick wrote over seventy stories, many of which have animal characters for the simple reason that, "I like them, I've always kept a lot of pets, and because it's fun putting words in their mouths." His farming years were the inspiration for many of his books, and pigs have featured in several of them because they are his favourite animal. Dick won the 1984 Guardian Fiction Award for The Sheep-Pig, which was later turned into an Oscar-winning film, 'Babe'. He died in 2011.

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64 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

2nd May 2013



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