Sleepy Cheetah by Mwenye Hadithi
  

Sleepy Cheetah

Written by Mwenye Hadithi
Illustrated by Adrienne Kennaway
Part of the African Animal Tales Series

RRP £6.99

Synopsis

Sleepy Cheetah by Mwenye Hadithi

An African tale with a traditional feel, celebrating the speed and grace of the Cheetah - a brand-new title in this successful series of African folktales. Long ago, Cheetah was sandy-coloured and lay snoozing all day on the Great African Plain. There was no need to run to hunt because animals tripped over her. But one day there is a fire, and all the other animals are fleeing. This is the story of how Cheetah got her markings, and discovered that she can run as fast as the wind. The first book in the series - Greedy Zebra - was published in 1984 and the series has stayed in print ever since. Praise for the series: 'Their books are beautiful to look at and to feel, and perect for reading aloud.' School Librarian 'A delightful book.' Books For Keeps

Reviews

Gorgeous watercolour visuals and a pacey text keep listeners entranced as they follow Cheetah's transformation from somnolent creature to graceful speedster. Red Reading Hub Their books are beautiful to look at and to feel, and perfect for reading aloud. School Librarian Praise for a previous African Animal Tales title: A delightful book. Books For Keeps Praise for Greedy Zebra: A book that both adult and child will welcome. Junior Education

About the Author

Mwenye Hadithi was born in Nairobi in a rambling brick and wood house surrounded by ten acres. His early life was full of animals. He attended London University, studying languages and foreign literature. When his first attempts at short stories and radio plays were sold immediately, he decided to be the next great African Writer. Adrienne Kennaway spent most of her formative life in Kenya, East Africa, where she developed her interest in wildlife. Interest soon turned to art and even as a child Adrienne painted animals. A spell at Ealing Tech in London and L'Academie Bella Arte in Rome polished Adrienne's skills. Adrienne has illustrated over 30 children's books and her illustrations for Crafty Chameleon won the Kate Greenaway Prize. A world-wide traveller, Adrienne now enjoys spending time in the countryside, capturing the local wildlife on canvas. She lives in the Republic of Ireland.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Mwenye Hadithi
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Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

9th February 2017

ISBN

9781444926200


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