Author(s): Elizabeth Holland
A lively menagerie of ten animal adventures takes readers around the world, on a journey to discover what happened when the crocodiles fell asleep, how the hot hippos cooled down and how a slow and steady sloth saved the day! Easy-to-read type and appealing line art will provide just the right balance of support and challenge for readers ready to take on short stories.A new series of themed short story collections, "Super Shorts" are sure to appeal to newly confident readers. These short, well-plotted, easy-to-read stories are written by popular authors. The generous layout, with fun, modern illustrations on every spread, encourages readers to make progress towards tackling longer fiction.This title includes: "Crocodile Tears" by Joyce Dunbar, "The Lamb Who Couldn't Sleep" by John Yeoman, "Hungry Hari" by Dick King-Smith, "Hot Hippos" by Sally Grindley, "The Magpie's Nest" by Michael Rosen, "Slowly Does It" by Robin Ravilious, "The Little Elephant's Next Best Thing" by Mary Rayner, "How the Lemur Got Her Tail" by Mary Hoffman, "The Hedgehog's Race" by Duncan Williamson, and, "Clever Rabbit and King Lion" by Amoafi Kwapong.
Elizabeth Holland has compiled two other titles in the Super Shorts series for Kingfisher: Cool Christmas Stories and Marvellous Magical Stories. Kate Pankhurst won the 2002 Macmillan Prize for Illustration. She lives in Liverpool where she completed an MA in Children's Illustration. She has illustrated several books, including Who's a Cheeky Baby? by Ian Whybrow and Captain Pike Looks after the Baby by Marjorie Newman.