Tug of War by John Burningham

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Young audiences will relish the outcome of this simple trickster tale and likely be startled into laughter by its edgy language.
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Synopsis

Hare, Hippopotamus and Elephant live together, but not happily, for Hippopotamus and Elephant are forever teasing poor Hare. One day, Hare decides to teach his friends a lesson, and so the great tug of war begins ...
 

About John Burningham

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John Burningham is one of the most prestigious and well-loved illustrators working in the children's book field today. Trained at the Central School of Art, his first picture book, Borka was published in 1963. He has won the Kate Greenaway Award twice for Borka and Mr Gumpy's Outing, and has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning over 45 years.
 
Published August 30, 2012 by Jonathan Cape Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction
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Guardian

Excellent
Reviewed by Reba and Amatullah, aged 2 on Sep 22 2012

The colours and splatter effect are refreshingly different. John Burningham's dark colours make you feel as if you're in a real jungle.

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Kirkus

Good
on May 08 2013

Young audiences will relish the outcome of this simple trickster tale and likely be startled into laughter by its edgy language.

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