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Tug of War - Naomi Howarth

Hardcover Published: 26th July 2017
ISBN: 9781847808509
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 3+ years old

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The gorgeous second book from the Waterstones Childrens Book Prize shortlisted author Naomi Howarth teaches that wit and wisdom are more important than size and physical strength, and friendship is what matters most.

Tortoise is on the hunt for a friend, but only encounters huge Elephant and Hippo, who are mean about his small size and wrinkly skin. But though Tortoise isn't big, he is certainly brainy! He sets out to show Elephant and Hippo that biggest doesn't mean best by challenging them to a tug of war. They sneeringly accept… but little do they know that they have really agreed to fight each other!

Naomi Haworth's funny, heartwarming retelling of this well-known folk tale teaches that wit and wisdom are more important than size and physical strength, and friendship is what matters most.

About the Author

Naomi Haworth was born and brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and studied Costume for Performance at the London College of Fashion, where she graduated with a First in 2010. She worked in the film industry for eighteen months before deciding to pursue a career in illustration. In 2014 she was mentored by Catherine Rayner as part of Booktrust Scotland's Picture Hooks scheme.

Naomi's illustrations combine lithography with watercolour, and she has a strong interest in myth, legend and folklore. The Crow's Tale, her first picture book, was shortlisted for the 2015 Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Naomi lives on a houseboat in west London.

Industry Reviews

'Howarth brings a gorgeously vibrant style to her watercolour and lithography illustrations, and flora and fauna are depicted with a naturalist's eye for detail.' * Financial Times *
`a beautifully illustrated retelling of a West African folktale' * Daily Telegraph *
Beauty of a book. * Let Them Be Small *
The stunning illustrations really evoke the natural world and are a real treat in themselves. * Parents in Touch *

ISBN: 9781847808509
ISBN-10: 1847808506
Audience: Children
For Ages: 3+ years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 26th July 2017
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 24.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.4

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