Help Me! by Paul Geraghty


Help Me! by Paul Geraghty

It is night time, and a herd of elephants are on the move. An impala is lying in the darkness, watching a tortoise stumble towards water. Hatchling turtles slip into the pool while crocodiles sleep. A pack of wild dogs trot by. When the tortoise slips, a surprising and remarkable chain of events begins to unfold...


Paul Geraghty is an artist who never puts a foot wrong. Bookseller Beautifully told and vibrantly illustrated, this story is a terrific educational tool. EYE The illustrations vividly reflect the nature of the animals, particularly at moments of high tension. Armadillo Magazine The African savannah is full of majesty and danger. Both are beautifully captured here, and kids will relish the unexpectedly happy turn of events, based on documented animal behaviour. Angels and Urchins Luminous almost photographic artwork scenes capture the heat and stillness of the African plain. A simple and striking introduction to animal behaviour in story form. Books For Keeps

About the Author

Paul Geraghty was born in South Africa, and began drawing from an early age. Since moving to England in 1986, he has been an author/illustrator of children's picture books and teenage fiction. He lives in Surrey. Both The Hunter and Solo were shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration, and The Hunter won the Earthworm Award (sponsored by Friends of the Earth), and Solo won the Children's Book Award.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Publication date

2nd June 2011



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Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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