Published: 15/09/2017
ISBN: 9781788036023
Format: Paperback

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The Wonder Tails
by Nickhola-Susanne La Brooy

The Wonder Tails is a collection of 10 short funny illustrated stories for 6-8 year olds, about how certain iconic and beloved British wild animals came to be as they are.

The main characters are all rebels, outsiders or underdogs - like vegetarian Basil Fox, Lavinia the antisocial Starling, or Brocker the chunky Badger who longs to dance like a Strictly star. But each tale celebrates cheerful and positive diversity, offers comforting life lessons, affirms its fine to want different things from your friends, and suggests that the best way to be happy is to just - go be yourself!

The Bird Who Rode the Comet's Tail
Bog Brush Billy
The Resolute Robin
The Dancing Badger of Beacon Hill
A Vegetarian in the Henhouse
The Very Hopeful Caterpillar
The Day of the Dormouse
Bella the Barn Owl & the Lido of Lu-urrve
Nutters Gift
The Squirrel & the Star child

Set in iconic locations around Britain like Hastings Castle, Beachy Head and Friston Forest, The Tails have eccentric, endearing characters for children to fall in love with; fighting battles they can relate to, in circumstances they can identify with. Feeling different, confronting bullies, believing in yourself, growing up in a single-parent family - the Tail's animals rise to challenges often facing today with courage, exuberance and optimism.

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