Pinduli's mama has always told her that she's the most beautiful hyena ever. But Dog, Lion, and Zebra don't think so. Why else would they make her feel so rotten about her big ears, her fuzzy mane, and her wiggly stripes? Poor Pinduli just wants to disappearand she tries everything she can think of to make that happen. Yet nothing goes her way. Nothing, that is, until a case of mistaken identity lets her show the creatures of the African savanna how a few tiny wordsbad or goodcan create something enormous.
Janell Cannon, the creator of the bestselling Stellaluna, introduces yet another endearing character in this triumphant story about self-image, self-acceptance, and treating others with respect.
Includes notes about hyenas and other animals of the African savanna.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
JANELL CANNON is the award-winning author and illustrator of picture books about unappreciated and fascinating creatures, including Crickwing, Verdi, and the beloved bestseller Stellaluna. She lives in Southern California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great book, The kids love them (they've been collecting them for years and have them all. Great life lessons to be found and discussed. Have also given them as gifts and were well received.
I am a new teacher, and just read this book to my class of 3rd graders, to set up a background knowledge of where a story in our textbook takes place. The illustrations in 'Pinduli' are fantasic. My kids were totally hooked on the book and actually sat still. There's one illustration where Pinduli looks so sad, you just want to pull her out of the book and give her a hug. I love the illustrations more and more every day. This book is a great tool to help teach children that everyone is different and what happens when people (or animals in the book's case) get teased.
Making a hyena into a kind animal is much like putting perfume on a pig but the author does this well here for children. Just like her 'Stellaluna,' she writes a book that will be loved by all kids.