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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Animals Go to School (The)
by Herbet Thiele
Age Range: Under_5
The brightly coloured Parrot knows all the animals in the jungle and when he hears that Old Black Papa is arranging a nursery school in his hut he and Mrs Chimpanzee help to spread the news to their animal friends. Soon baby lions, elephants and crocodiles are ready to attend the new school. Mrs Ostrich is also planning to send her children to school but her three big eggs will have to wait until they hatch.
This is a delightful picture book by talented German artist and author Herbet Thiele, translated by Marion Koenig, whose colourful lithograph illustrations will delight younger and older readers alike.