Lelikste dier in die wêreld, Die | Picture Books
Jenny Robson , Adam Truscott
The first sun rays reached inside the dark burrow. Wanika opened his eyes and blinked twice. Then he poked his snout outside. Yes! It was another beautiful day in Africa.
“Wow!” said Wanika. He wondered what fun was waiting for him today.
Down on the pan, he saw the impalas. The morning sun shone on their coats and turned them golden.
“Wow!” said Wanika again.
He thought impalas were the most beautiful animals in the world: tall and slim and graceful. Wanika ran down the hill slope and onto the pan. It would be such fun to play with the impalas! It would be so nice to be near them! His tail stuck up straight in the air as he ran, pointing to the sky.
“Can I play with you?” asked Wanika. The impalas looked down their slim noses at him. They shook their heads gracefully. “Go away,” they said. “We don’t want you here.” “Why not?” “Because you’re ugly, that’s why not,” they told him. And they turned their backs on Wanika. All he could see now were their short tails twitching in the sunlight.
This full colour picture book about self image will be enjoyed by children and their parents. Adam Truscott’s gentle illustrations complement multi-award winning author Jenny Robson’s light hearted story about a very important component of every child’s development.