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August 2017 Book of the Month The gorgeous second book from the Waterstones Childrens Book Prize shortlisted author Naomi Howarth. A funny, heartwarming retelling of this well-known folk tale teaches that wit and wisdom are more important than size and physical strength, and friendship is what matters most.
Tortoise is on the hunt for a friend, but only encounters huge Elephant and Hippo, who are mean about his small size and wrinkly skin. But though Tortoise isn't big, he is certainly brainy! He sets out to show Elephant and Hippo that biggest doesn't mean best by challenging them to a tug of war. They sneeringly accept... but little do they know that they have really agreed to fight each other!
|Publication date:||3rd August 2017|
|Publisher:||Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month|
Naomi Howarth was born and brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and studied Costume for Performance at the London College of Fashion, where she graduated with a First in 2010. She worked in the film industry for eighteen months before deciding to pursue a career in illustration. Naomi’s illustrations combine lithography with watercolour, and she has a strong interest in myth, legend and folklore. Naomi's books tell timeless and meaningful tales that engage young readers to think about the inspiring wonder of the natural world. In 2014 Naomi won a place on the inaugural Picture Hooks mentoring scheme and was mentored ...More About Naomi Howarth