"There's a rumble in the jungle, there's a whisper in the trees; the animals are waking up and rustling the leaves!" Join this rhyming safari and meet everyone from the elphing elephant to the gangly giraffe, and maybe even the terrible tiger!
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Giles Andreae is the author of "'The Lion Who Wanted to Love, "'Rumble in the Jungle"', and "'Commotion in the Ocean"', all illustrated by David Wojtowycz. He works as ariter, cartoonist and songwriter, but is perhaps best known as the creator of the Purple Roonie cartoon character. He lives in London, England with his wife, Victoria, and their son, Flinn.
David Wojtowycz lives in London with his cat Millie and illustrates greeting cards. "'Rumble in the Jungle"' is his first book for children.
PreS. A collection of poems about animals and a story about a journey through the jungle to hunt for them. The search begins as a small group of ants marches off from their hill early in the morning. A verse then introduces each creature as encountered, until the end of the day when all of the animals are ready to sleep. As an added bonus, each poem gives a little information about the animal described. A nice rhythm is established and maintained. An occasional line is awkward, but overall the book reads well. The illustrations are equally playful and eye-catching. Done in oils, each one is bright, bold, and inviting, but totters on the brink of being cute. Large, double-page spreads make the animals easily seen from a distance, but children who view the pictures up close will delight in finding some of the ants on each page. An entertaining selection with lively illustrations and a format suitable for storytimes.?Dawn Ibey, Vancouver Public Library, Canada
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