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This issue’s cover illustration is from Nick Sharrat’s One Fluffy Baa-Lamb, Ten Hairy Caterpillars. Nick Sharratt is interviewed by Joanna Carey. Thanks to Alison Green Books for their help with this September cover.
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Illustrated by Adrienne Kennaway
Buffalo runs around the savannah annoying the animals. They tell him to stop, but he does not listen. Eventually he gets his comeuppance. This animal fable has a convincing narrative tone coupled with excellent illustrations. The use of native African species with wonderful names (Toothbrush bush, Pepper-bark tree, Baobub tree) adds to the authenticity of the story. The painterly illustrations are strong, with a bold style. Animals are well depicted, with a lovely use of eyes to convey emotion and character. This is a delightful book that manages to bring the African grasslands to life vividly.