Rhino Rumpus by Victoria Allenby

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While the rhymes and cadence may remind more than one reader of Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama, few will return for repeat outings with this trio; they lack the characterization and personality of the beloved camelid, and the illustrations just don’t do this tale justice.
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Three little rhinos are having trouble getting along as Mama tries to coax them through the evening routine. Will they fidget, fuss, and fight right up until bedtime? Or will their Mama’s love help them find some common ground? Victoria Allenby and Tara Anderson, the award-winning author-illustrator team behind Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That, return with a lively story that will warm the heart of any frazzled parent. Children will find mischievous delight in the young rhinos’ misbehaviour, told in bouncing rhyme and energetic illustrations that blend true rhino form with an imaginative setting. And ultimately they, like the rhino siblings, may be inspired to acknowledge and reward their parents’ patient love.
 

About Victoria Allenby

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Victoria Allenby has been writing poetry and stories for as long as she can remember. Her debut picture book, Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That, won the 2014 Preschool Reads Award and was nominated for the 2015 SYRCA Shining Willow Award. Timo's Garden, published in 2015, has been a resounding popular and critical success. A freelance writer and editor, Victoria lives in Toronto, Ontario.A folk artist and award-winning illustrator who trained at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Tara Anderson is known for her lively and humorous illustrations of animals. Her debut That Stripy Cat was followed with Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That, which was a Bank Street Best Book, won the 2014 Preschool Reads Award, and was nominated for the 2015 SYRCA Shining Willow Award. Tara shares a farmhouse in Tweed, Ontario, with her husband, her young daughter, and several cats.
 
Published November 2, 2016 by Pajama Press. 24 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
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Below average
on Aug 17 2016

While the rhymes and cadence may remind more than one reader of Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama, few will return for repeat outings with this trio; they lack the characterization and personality of the beloved camelid, and the illustrations just don’t do this tale justice.

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