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Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, May 2015 Patrick Benson’s superb illustrations bring to life this touching adventure for a baby elephant. Early one morning the little elephant Raju sets off with his mother. On their way they see off a snappy crocodile and then both a slithering snake and a prowling tiger Raju gets tired and longs to be going home. But Raju’s mummy has a plan… When Raju sees what it is he knows it was all worth while! ~ Julia Eccleshare
Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for May 2015 -
Spotty Lottie and Me by Richard Byrne
Bomber by Paul Dowswell
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
What the Jackdaw Saw by Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt
Poppy in the Field by Mary Hooper
Soon by Timothy Knapman
Raju follows his mother, holding tightly onto her tail, as they bravely journey across a wide river, battle the tall grass and delve into the deep, dark forest ...meeting snapping crocodiles, slithering snakes and ferocious tigers along the way. But where are Raju and his mummy going? What will they see in the end? Little tired Raju keeps asking, When can we go home again? and, each time, his mummy replies, Soon.
This lyrical story transports readers to the lush, wild Indian jungle and exquisitely captures the fear and excitement of new experience.
Publication date: 06/08/2015
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||7th May 2015|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
Timothy Knapman is a children’s writer, lyricist and playwright. His children’s books have been translated into twelve languages and include Soon, illustrated by Patrick Benson, Time Now To Dream, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes, illustrated by Nikki Dyson, and the bestselling Mungo and the Picture Book Pirate series. His titles have often been featured on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. He lives in Weybridge, Surrey. Read more about the author here. Photo credit: Robin Farquhar-ThomsonMore About Timothy Knapman
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