Five goofy, greedy elephants are up against five teeny-tiny mice in this picture book parable for modern times.
One day, deep in the jungle, five elephants discover a new tree – a tall tree – and, atop that tree, the most mouth-wateringly delicious fruit any of them had ever seen. “MINE!” each elephant cries. “Mine, mine, mine, mine, MINE!” But who will get there first? And will the elephants spot the five tiny mice, planning and plotting, slowly approaching that tip-top branch? With fresh vision, hilarious characterization and beautifully textured art, Anuska Allepuz tells a tale of teamwork and sharing; a comedy and fable with a contemporary edge.
- The classic feel of a parable or an Aesop tale meets the contemporary look of Leo Lionni or Barroux
- Preschools and parents focus a lot on teaching and building teamwork skills, and this story could act as a great discussion starter in the classroom or at home
- A graduate of the prestigious Cambridge School of Art, Anuska Allepuz is a sought-after talent – she’s been highly commended in the Macmillan Prize and shortlisted for the 2012/2014 AOI Awards