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African Animal Tales: Sleepy Cheetah

Mwenye Hadithi, Adrienne Kennaway

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African Animal Tales, For National Curriculum Early Years, Interest age: from c 3 years, Fiction, Picture books, Picture storybooks, Animal stories (Children's / Teenage)

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A brand-new title - Sleepy Cheetah - in this successful series of African folktales.

An African tale with a traditional feel, celebrating the speed and grace of the Cheetah - a brand-new title in this successful series of African folktales.

Long ago, Cheetah was sandy-coloured and lay snoozing all day on the Great African Plain. There was no need to run to hunt because animals tripped over her. But one day there is a fire, and all the other animals are fleeing. This is the story of how Cheetah got her markings, and discovered that she can run as fast as the wind.

The first book in the series - Greedy Zebra - was published in 1984 and the series has stayed in print ever since.

Praise for the series: 'Their books are beautiful to look at and to feel, and perect for reading aloud.' School Librarian
'A delightful book.' Books For Keeps

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Praise for African Animal Tales: Sleepy Cheetah

  • Their books are beautiful to look at and to feel, and perfect for reading aloud. - School Librarian

  • A delightful book. - Books For Keeps

  • Praise for Greedy Zebra: "A book that both adult and child will welcome." - Junior Education

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Mwenye Hadithi

Author: Mwalimu is the pseudonym of journalist and novelist Peter Upton and this is his first book for children.

Illustrator: Adrienne Kennaway moved from Kenya to London when she was 15 to study at the Ealing School of Art. Later she attended L'Academia de Belle Arte in Rome. It was on her return to Kenya that she began illustrating the picture books that have made her well known.

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