Jungle Drums (Paperback)

Author: Base, Graeme

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Tired of being teased, Ngiri, the smallest warthog in Africa, uses a set of magic drums to make wishes, but he is not careful enough and makes the rift between the Warthogs and the beautiful Other Beasts even worse. *Author: Base, Graeme *Publication Date: 2004/09/01 *Number of Pages: 40 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: Preschool *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 11.00 *Height: 11.75

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Publisher Harry N Abrams Inc
Mfg Part# 9780810950443
SKU 36380969
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0810950448
Release Date 8/1/2004
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 11.75H x 11L x 0.5T
Praise
"Not the strongest plot around, but, along with the pleasures of poring over accomplished, sometimes beautiful art for cleverly hidden details, children will be drawn by the silly switcheroos and comical expressions of dismay among the animal cast."
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Annotation The more beautiful African animals mercilessly tease the ugly little warthog Ngiri about his unsavory appearance. The striped zebra and the spotted leopard gloat over the good fortune to look so wonderful. The wildebeest decides to remedy the situation by furnishing Ngiri with magic drums that will grant his wishes, although "not always as you expect!" Ngiri bangs his drums, and the animals' most striking features are magically transferred to the other warthogs (except Ngiri). The spots, the stripes, the elephant's trunk, and the rhino's horn disappear from their original owners and turn up on the ecstatic warthogs, who then parade around in astonished delight. When the jungle threatens to erupt into a war zone, Ngiri plays his drums again, but the features are restored to the wrong animals, who all gape and gawk in astonishment at each other in these bizarre new incarnations. The lush, lavish paintings of the gorgeous animals in their blazingly colorful tropical jungle have secret visual surprises for the readers to go back and seek out.
Annotation 1 The more beautiful African animals mercilessly tease the ugly little warthog Ngiri about his unsavory appearance; the striped zebra and the spotted leopard gleefully gloat over the good fortune to look so splendid. The wildebeest decides to remedy the situation by furnishing Ngiri with magic drums that will grant his wishes, although "not always as you expect!" Ngiri bangs his drums, and the animals' most striking features are magically transferred to the other warthogs (except Ngiri). The spots, the stripes, the elephant's trunk, and the rhino's horn disappear from their original owners and turn up on the ecstatic warthogs, who preen and parade around in delight. When the jungle threatens to erupt into a war zone, Ngiri plays his drums again, but the features are restored to the wrong animals, who all gape and gawk in astonishment at each other in these bizarre new incarnations. The lush, lavish paintings of the gorgeous animals in the blazingly colorful tropical jungle contain hidden surprises for the readers to seek out.
Editors Note Tired of being teased, Ngiri, the smallest warthog in Africa, uses a set of magic drums to make wishes, but he is not careful enough and makes the rift between the Warthogs and the beautiful Other Beasts even worse.
Editors Note 3 Tired of being teased, Ngiri, the smallest warthog in Africa, uses a set of magic drums to make wishes, but he is not careful enough and makes the rift between the Warthogs and the beautiful Other Beasts even worse.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 04
Number of Pages 0040
Publisher ABRAMS
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