The Jungle Grapevine by Alex Beard


The Jungle Grapevine by Alex Beard

In his children's book debut, fine artist Alex Beard brings to life an African savannah filled with humour and misunderstandings. When Bird mixes up something Turtle says, he accidentally starts a rumour about the watering hole drying up. One misunderstanding leads to another, with animals making their own hilarious assumptions. No one is hearing anything right! Chaos spreads and the animals are soon in an uproar from one end of the jungle to the other. Elephant is trumpeting, Croc is snapping and the Flamingoes are fleeing! Beard's story will have every child wondering if peace can ever be restored in the animal kingdom. Alex Beard has two galleries, one in New Orleans and the other in New York City. Puzzles based on the The Jungle Grapevine will be launched in conjunction with this book in fall 2009.

About the Author

Other Formats

Book Info


48 pages


Alex Beard
More books by Alex Beard


Publication date

26th October 2010



We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

Lovereading 4 schools