Handsome Hog

Handsome Hog

by Mwenye Hadithi, Adrienne Kennaway
     
 

On the Great Grassy African Plain Handsome Hog had a beautiful smooth coat and an extremely elegant tail. This is the story of how Handsome Hog lost his looks and became known as Warthog to the other animals.

Mwenye Hadithi is a pen name and means a story-teller in Swahili.

Overview

On the Great Grassy African Plain Handsome Hog had a beautiful smooth coat and an extremely elegant tail. This is the story of how Handsome Hog lost his looks and became known as Warthog to the other animals.

Mwenye Hadithi is a pen name and means a story-teller in Swahili.

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"In his original African pourquoi stories, Hadithi cleverly imbues his animals with human foibles . . . to offer humorous, entertaining, and just-maybe possible explanations for their unique animal behavior . . . Kennaway extends the simple text and dazzles readers with her bold, dramatic watercolors . . . A satisfying safari."  —School Library Journal on Lazy Lion

"Bright watercolors capture the African setting and the alluring animal characters. Like the others in the series, this story shares a message in a convincing and entertaining manner."  —Booklist on Hungry Hyena

"Has all the elements of a timeless fable."  —Publishers Weekly on Tricky Tortoise

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340970355
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Series:
African Animal Tales
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,244,388
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

BRUCE HOBSON writes as Mwenye Hadithi (pronounced m-when-yay hadee thee) which simply means a story-teller in Swahili. His work is published internationally and he lives in Nairobi. Bruce designs and plants tropical landscapes for a living, but also writes. When Adrienne Kennaway was growing up she lived all over the world and once rescued a tiny baby otter from certain death in Malaysia. He became the family pet and even travelled to Africa with them. Adrienne is a great lover of all forms of nature. She lives in the Republic of Ireland.

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