The Hyena and the Monster by


The Hyena and the Monster by

The trees in the jungle have mysteriously disappeared! Does the legendary monster really exist? Four Tooth the hyena rushes to warn his friends, but they do not believe him. He then decides to teach them a lesson. Just when he thinks his plan worked, Four Tooth finds himself in danger! Will his friends help him or is this the end of Four Tooth? Inspired by the Chinese idiom, (hu jia hu wei) which is often used to describe people who bully others by boasting of their powerful connections, The Hyena and the Monster gives interesting twist to this idiom, and teaches young readers essential lessons about friendship. This entertaining story, filled with wit and humour, will enthral readers of all ages.

About the Author

J.H. Low has always been a passionate artist, illustrator and creator of stories. He holds a BA (Honours) in Fine Arts from the University of Leeds, UK, and a MA in Children s Books Illustration from the Anglia Ruskin University, UK. In 2009, he received Honourable Mention from the judges of the Macmillan Prize for Children s Picture Book Illustration for There Is Nothing Buried Here, which was translated into Chinese and became his first published book. J.H. s illustrations are spontaneous and masterful, and often imbued with a light touch of humour. He is the illustrator of Dragon s Egg (2012) by award-winning author, Carolyn Goodwin. He is also the author and illustrator of the much-loved children s book, Lost in the Gardens (2015), the first in a series of books on Singapore s attractions.

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32 pages


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Publication date

15th April 2016



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