I See a Rhinoceros is a fun new children’s book that features bright, colourful illustrations and promises to be an entertaining choice for storytime.
This local book is written by Elaine MacDonald and illustrated by Vanessa Mearns, the mother and daughter team that brought us the wonderful I See an Elephant.
Rhinoceros has turned pink and the animals are worried. Upon some investigation they discover Rhinoceros loves to eat different types of pink food including strawberries and cherries. The rhyming story will captivate your children and the illustrations will make them giggle as poor Rhinoceros discovers his pink colour and sets out to change his habits so he can return to being grey.
I See a Rhinoceros features lots of different animals, giving parents the opportunity to chat about the animals we find in the wild. The story also introduces the discussion of a balanced diet, something which is always important to chat about with our kids. I loved seeing our local fauna featured including strelitzias, flowering aloes and plumbago, a great reminder to step outside and enjoy the beauty that our country offers.
I See a Rhinoceros is available from bookstores and online retailers for a recommended retail price of R90. It’s recommended for children aged 3 to 6 years. It’s also available as an e-book.
Thanks to Penguin Random House for sharing this book with us.