Tug of War

This funny, heart-warming retelling from Naomi Howarth, alongside beautiful illustrations, teaches children that wit and wisdom are more important than size and physical strength, and friendship is what matters most.
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Description

It’s a big world for a small tortoise…

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! 

This funny, heart-warming retelling from Naomi Howarth, alongside beautiful illustrations, teaches children that wit and wisdom are more important than size and physical strength, and friendship is what matters most.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Naomi Howarth 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.

978-1-4314-2583-9 Tug of War (Afrikaans)
978-1-4314-2584-6 Tug of War (IsiXhosa)
978-1-4314-2585-3 Tug of War (IsiZulu)

ISBN 978-1-4314-2582-2
GENRE Children’s
FORMAT Paperback 
SIZE 240x275mm
EXTENT 32pp
PRICE R130
RIGHTS Southern African Rights
RELEASE November 2017