Synopses & Reviews
Life in the forest is difficult for the small animals. The squirrel, the mouse, and frog always have to be on the look-out for the big creatures, such as the lion, rhinoceros, and crocodile. But one day things magically change . . . the little animals grow bigger and the large animals shrink. But is life really any easier for the squirrel now that he is king of the forest? A beautifully imaginative tale from the 1960s, brought up-to-date while maintaining a wonderful retro feel.
"Uses the theme of 'walk a mile in my shoes' to teach humility . . . a gentle tale with a message." School Library Journal
"De Beer's creatures have enormously expressive eyes that winsomely portray the dismay of their predicament." Publishers Weekly
"A forgotten treasure!" Bookseller
First published in Great Britain in 1965.
About the Author
Mischa Damjan is the pen name of publisher Dimitri Sidjanski, cofounder of North South Books. Ralph Steadman is an acclaimed cartoonist and caricaturist whose work has appeared in the New York Times and Rolling Stone. He is famous for illustrating the work of Hunter S. Thompson, and is the author of several children's books, including Garibaldi's Biscuits and Little.com, and the illustrator of Fly Away Peter.