Who am I? by Gervase Phinn


Who am I? by Gervase Phinn

One hot day in the middle of a jungle a strange little creature hatches out of an egg. Who am I? he asks himself. Off he plods through the tall grass to find out. He meets many animals, but all of them are different. Will he ever find out who he is and what makes him special?


Phinn's story delivers a simple, solid good time and the effortless cartooning from Ross gets maximum comic mileage. PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY, US Children will love the big bold and vibrant illustrations and sense of humour within the text. EYE A reassuring book about identity with comic illustrations Booktrust There is so much to enjoy in this book, not least ideas about identity, fitting in and retaining individuality ... A very special book The School Librarian Tony Ross's comic illustrations add richly to the general sense of fun. Carousel

About the Author

Gervase Phinn

Professor Gervase Phinn taught in a range of schools for fourteen years before becoming an education adviser and school inspector. He is now a freelance lecturer, broadcaster and writer, a consultant for the Open University, Honorary Fellow of St. John's College, York, Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) of the University of Leicester, Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) of The University of Hull and the Fellow and Visiting Professor of Education at The University of Teesside. In 2005 the highest academic award of Sheffield Hallam University, Doctor of the University (D.Univ.) was conferred upon him by the Chancellor, Professor Lord Robert Winston. In 2006 he became President of The School Library Association.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Publication date

7th February 2013



Publisher Profile

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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