The Battle Begins!
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I'm the Scariest Thing
in the Jungle!
$15.95, hardcover, 36 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-087-9, 9.5 x 10
"A delightful and sweet story, successfully mixing kids' love of animals with their desire to be independent."
-Dan Krall, Author of The Great Lollipop Caper, Character designer-Samurai Jack, Coraline, and PowerPuff Girls
This lively adventure features an animal "Odd Couple": a terrifying young tiger and a fearsome little crocodile engage in a playful war of words. They may be small, but they surely believe they are scary!
In lush spreads painted in traditional watercolor, this budding rivalry escalates. The two youngsters compare their tremendous stealth, strength, stamina, and even speed. The argument is subtly educating, but overtly hilarious; especially when readers learn what animal is truly the scariest thing in the jungle.
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"Derrick's tumbling drawings are delightfully balanced, with the muscular frames of the heroes and the other denizens of their world naturalistically yet loosely drawn and the environment infused with glowing watercolor blues, yellows, and greens. The story's rhythm is similar... With dialogue colored to identify both characters,this would be ideal for two kids reading along."
- ALA Booklist
"With wonderful and funny color illustrations this author/illustrator depicts the alligators and crocodiles... The humorous illustrations grab the reader from the start, but information will be gained about the jungle animals as well"
- Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Literature/Media
"I highly recommend [this book] for school, home, and library collections. The story is fun and engaging while sneaking in a bit of education about life in the jungles of India. The illustrations are cute and bold, perfectly matching the humor and adventure of the story."
- Sharon the Librarian
"Though we both enjoyed this story, what really won us over was the illustrations. They're fabulous, and are perfect for young children who enjoy looking through picture books. This book is the whole package- it's a great picture book, and fun story to read. This is one book worth adding to your e-book collection."
- Mundie Kids