Humpy Grumpy Camel first appeared on the scene more than a decade ago with a cameo appearance in Julia Johnson’s A is for Arabia, and now he’s famous!
In One Humpy Grumpy Camel he appears with a whole new cast of characters – five silly billy goats, eight baby scorpions and nine busy beetles, 13 wise old men and 14 dancing girls, and many more characters – all of whom make counting fun for every child.
Told in verse, the book is illustrated with watercolor images of Arabian life from sunrise to sunset – the leafy palm trees and desert foxes, the incense burners and glowing lanterns.
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Julia Johnson divides her time between Dubai and an old water mill in Worcestershire, England.
A thirst for adventure took Julia and her architect husband Brian to Dubai in 1975, where she soon became a familiar face reading children’s stories on Dubai Channel 33, subsequently appearing in BBC Television and Radio productions in the UK. She has toured schools in the Emirates and the UK in Theatre-in-Education productions, acted in several stage plays and recorded over 100 audio books.
Since 2001 she has been writing stories for children. The Pearl Diver is recommended by the Hamilton Trust, an online resource provider for schools. The Leopard Boy was awarded a Kirkus star in America, and was endorsed by former UK Children’s Book Laureate and award-winning author, Michael Morpurgo. The Turtle Secret was the winner of the Best International Children’s Book Award at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2014. Julia loves to write stories about the rich and colourful heritage of the Arabian Gulf and Oman, and she tours the region giving talks and workshops. She also visits schools in the UK, and is a regular speaker at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.