Ron does not enjoy life as a Rhino. He doesn’t want to charge at things and he certainly doesn’t want to be grumpy and have no friends. Yet this seems to be the way life is going to be for poor old Ron. Until, that is, he takes matters into his own hands and changes his external appearance to better reflect who he is inside.
The captivating disco feel of the cover illustrations hook you in so much that you can’t help but feel a bit disappointed by the plain grey rhino who lies within. The reader therefore shares Ron (and his meerkat friends) delight when he transforms from a plain old rhino into a glorious technicolour Rhinocorn!
This is an exciting and engaging story of how being different doesn’t have to make you sad. An original take on a tale for our times, breaking down taboos and opening our arms to difference. Even the other rhinos, unified by their displeasure at Ron’s new way of life, accidentally make friends and help to rip apart the old rhino rule book. A delightful read that will engage young and older readers alike and may even captivate boys more than the pink cover might suggest!