Synopses & Reviews
When a visiting croc expert invites Akimbo along on a field study, Akimbo is thrilled. But when the crocodiles attack the guide, injuring him gravely, it will be up to Akimbo to cross a crocodile-infested river and jump start a truck to bring back help. A rousing new Akimbo adventure from bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith. Ages 7 to 9.
Praise for the Akimbo
"Akimbo is a very brave little boy who keeps his wits about him even when he's being stalked by a rhino." --New York Times Book Review
"Satisfying page-turners that celebrate kids' curiosity, love of adventure, and capacity to care for the world they inhabit." --Parenting magazine
"The tale's brevity, Smith's concise writing and Pham's evocative full-page half-tone illustrations make this an attractive choice for reluctant readers." --Publishers Weekly
"A straightforward plot, spare storytelling and avuncular tone create a contemporary chapter book with an old-fashioned feel." --Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Alexander McCall Smith
has written more than 50 books, including the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
mysteries and The Sunday Philosophy Club
. He has also written the previous two books in the Akimbo series. A professor of medical law at Edinburgh University, he was born in what is now Zimbabwe.
LeUyen Pham has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Big Sister, Little Sister; Sing-Along Song; and Piggies in a Polka. She lives in San Francisco, California.