Peter's been invited to go on a safari. He's brought:
1. Uncle Nigel, who's an explorer
2. hiking shorts
3. a canteen
But what he will need most is a bit of gumption.
(Gumption: n. Courage; spunk; fortitude; resourcefulness; good sense.)
Oh, wait...there are crocodiles in the river? Then he might need a lot of it!
About the Author
Elise Broach lives with her family in rural Connecticut, where she writes books for children and teens, including When Dinosaurs Came With Everything, Shakespeare’s Secret ,and Wet Dog!, and serves in town government. Visit Elise at EliseBroach.com.
Richard Egielski received the Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in Hey, Al, written with Arthur Yorinks. His other books include Gumption by Elise Broach, and Buz and Jazper, which were chosen as New York Times Best Illustrated Books for Children. He lives with his wife and son in Milford, New Jersey.