Awkward Aardvark

Awkward Aardvark

by Mwenye Hadithi
     
 

Aardvark's snoring keeps the other animals awake night after night. Something has got to be done! Mongoose calls on the others for help, but it is not until the termites get involved that the problem is solved.

This is the story of how Awkward Aardvark came to sleep during the day and eat termites at night.

Overview

Aardvark's snoring keeps the other animals awake night after night. Something has got to be done! Mongoose calls on the others for help, but it is not until the termites get involved that the problem is solved.

This is the story of how Awkward Aardvark came to sleep during the day and eat termites at night.

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Kirkus Reviews
Aardvark is driving his fellow forest dwellers crazy with his snoring. Mongoose, the monkeys, lion and rhinoceros, attempt to keep him awake in return for their sleepless nights. Despite their best efforts Aardvark always goes back to sleep, snoring as loudly as ever. The termites eat away the roots of Aardvark's tree, and he is so angry that he threatens to eat them all-and he does. When he discovers how tasty the termites are, he begins to sleep in the daytime and hunt termites at night. Originally published in England in 1989, this is illustrated with glorious full-page watercolors with wonderful close-ups of the charming animals. The origin of the tale is not documented; nevertheless it will be a popular companion to The Baby Beebee Bird by Diane Redfield Massie, newly illustrated by Steven Kellogg in 2000. (Picture book. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340525814
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
05/03/2005
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
724,529
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.12(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 5 Years

Meet the Author

Author: Mwalimu is the pseudonym of journalist and novelist Peter Upton and this was his first book for children.

Illustrator: Adrienne Kennaway moved from Kenya to London when she was 15 to study at the Ealing School of Art. Later she attended L'Academia de Belle Arte in Rome. It was on her return to Kenya that she began illustrating the picture books that have made her well known.

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