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Reviews: The Wooden Camel

THE WOODEN CAMEL

This universal story of keeping those dreams alive through imagination could have been set anywhere, but by choosing the dry desert of the northwest of her native Kenya, Wanuri Kahiu introduces children to a life very different to their own. Illustrator Manuela Adreani brings Etabo’s world to life in colourful full page spreads that capture the arid heat, dry sandy ground, and, of course, the swiftness of camels. The Wooden Camel is a lovely book which emphasises that no matter how different our lives may be we all have dreams, and through our imagination can pursue them.

Mary Mayfield | Our Book Reviews Online  | May 2017

The Wooden Camel is a beautifully illustrated tale of imagination and joy, drawn from the well of day to day life. Young readers will see a boy using his creativity and optimism to face his family’s problems. This is a subtle yet powerful lesson useful to children from any part of the world.’

Nnedi Okorafor | Award-winning Children’s author

The Wooden Camel is a beautifully illustrated tale of imagination and joy, drawn from the well of day to day life. Young readers will see a boy using his creativity and optimism to face his family’s problems. This is a subtle yet powerful lesson useful to children from any part of the world.’

Kate Eccles | Along Came Poppy Blog | May 2017

 

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£7.99 pb | 9781911373131 | LANTANA PUBLISHING