I’m in Charge!
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What a naughty little rhino! He doesn’t obey his parents, and he’s horrid to all the other animals, each time shouting ‘I’m in charge!’ As he’s big and strong, everyone is afraid, and he’s really rather a bully. In Willis’s wonderful rhymes we hear: “And when his muddy mummy told him when to go to bed, he shouted, ‘No, I will not go! I’m in charge, he said.” He even pushes the elephant into a pond! It is only when he selfishly refuses to share the fruit on the mango tree he has demanded for his own that he learns his lesson. A herd of wildebeest come thundering through and trample all the fruit and his tree. In this highly moral and very funny tale, the little rhino learns his lesson the hard way! Wonderfully evocative illustrations of Africa and the animals done in a modern style that is very appealing make this really special.