One blistering hot day, in the middle of summer, Lion and Warthog had the same idea. Get down to the waterhole and drink!
They arrived at the same time and at the very same spot.
“I go first!” growled Lion.
“Hayi khona! Oh no, you don’t!” retorted Warthog
Here are 16 of Aesop's wise, witty and timeless fables, portrayed in an African setting. A little mouse saves the life of a great lion. Kudu’s pride in his beautiful curly horns leads to his downfall. Hungry Grasshopper, too lazy to store food, gets no mercy from the industrious ants. Crafty Jackal tricks Klipspringer to escape death - but another day Jackal himself is tricked by the cock and the dog!
This is an exciting new interpretation of one of the world's great classics. It is vividly illustrated by Beverley's fellow South African Piet Grobler, an internationally acclaimed illustrator who also illustrated The Great Tug of War and other stories.
This is a stunning retelling with glorious illustrations bringing the fables alive for a new generation.
Treat this book as a collection of easy to read stories, as a re-telling of some ancient fables, as a witty comment on talking animals, as stories to share with 6 to 60-year-olds, as lessons for living... it will not disappoint, and will draw you back again and again.
The School Librarian, UK
A vibrantly illustrated anthology setting the less familiar fables in Africa.
New York Times
Naidoo and Grobler are a good pair of storytellers. His homely animals, energy and humorous details convey the stories with great fun and will be widely enjoyed for independent reading, reading aloud, and telling.
School Library Journal, USA (Starred review)
Parentsí Choice Silver Award, USA 2011
USBBY (Board on Books for Young People)Outstanding International Books, USA 2012