Feb 1, 2018
By Jonnie Wild
Illustrated by Brita Granström
The jungle animals find that an extremely carnivorous crocodile has claimed their water hole for himself... will five brave flamingos be able to make him share?
The jungle animals find that an extremely carnivorous crocodile has claimed their water hole for himself! Not even the elephant wants to tangle with those terrible teeth, until the five flamingos show that by being cunning and brave the crocodile can be made to share his waterhole. The first in the Five Flamingos series.
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"A great story about sharing, togetherness, being brave and the environment."
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Brita Granström's illustrations have won such top awards as the Smarties/Nestlé Silver Award, and the English Association Picture Book Award (no less than five times) and she has been twice shortlisted for the ALMA (Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award). Her most recent book, with her husband Mick Manning, is The History of Prehistory. Brita’s memories of working as a volunteer for a flying doctor in Africa help to give authenticity as well as humour to her illustrations in the Flying Flamingos series. Brita Granström lives in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Jonnie Wild’s interest in conservation was first stimulated by his own children's distress at learning about destruction of the rainforests. He set up the Yorkshire Rainforest project, which planted new forest trees in an Amazon area as big as Yorkshire, and now has similar projects all over the world. He pioneered many environmental projects in the tropics whilst leading his family business – the famous Betty's Tea Rooms and Yorkshire Tea – and he now works with environmental scientists at the University of Leeds, supporting collaborative research and action in conserving forest habitats for the benefit of both animals and humans.