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The Wild Beast

by Eric Walters, illustrated by Sue Todd

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Inspired by a story told to the author while on safari in 2015, The Wild Beast describes the creation of one of Africa's most unusual animals, the wildebeest. According to oral tradition, the Creator built this unique beast out of leftover parts from other magnificent animals found on the continent. Horns from buffalos and stripes meant for zebras. Tails from giraffes and bumps meant for camels. This creative retelling will introduce little ones to a story rich in both imagery and in lesson: Take what you need to live. Take no more. Waste nothing.

About the Authors

Eric Walters

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Sue Todd is an award-winning illustrator living in Toronto, Ontario. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art (now OCAD University). Sue began her career as a freelance designer in retail advertising. For a more creative outlet, she took up linoleum carving, an ancient printmaking technique similar to woodcut, and developed a unique style of art that led to a career in illustration. Sue has created images for a wide range of clients, from advertising and corporate to editorial and publishing. For more information, visit www.suetodd.com.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Reading age:
3 to 5
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
Editorial Reviews

"A satisfying, accessible myth, and audiences will want to hear the story over and over. The detailed illustrations fill the pages and are very effective, even when seen from afar. This will be a lovely addition for any folk tale collection."

— School Library Connection

"This African story is short in length, but abundant with beautiful art and meaning."

— Resource Links

"Gorgeous! There are a number of notable aspects starting with the fact that the creator is female, a delightful touch…The Wild Beast is an enjoyable read and a pleasurable journey through the illustrations. A great addition to any home or library. Highly Recommended."

— CM Magazine

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