Thursday, 21 April 2011
The Amazing Terry Jones Presents his Incredible Animal Tales
A dog who cannot understand why he is not allowed to practice medicine. A fox who runs a circus of trained chickens. A flea who thinks he is the manager of a chain of mega-stores. A skunk who falls madly in love with a bear. All are characters in a fantastic new collection of tales for children of all ages. Hysterical fun for children and parents from the speaker of 'the
funniest line ever uttered in film history' - "He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy!"
A great book for children to share with others. Written by Terry Jones, a scriptwriter and member of the Monty Python team.
Included within the book are 16 stories and 11 Wonders of the Animal Kingdom. The stories are funny and different to many children's stories about animals. I loved the story entitled 'The elephant who had no trousers' about an elephant who, when he heard the Queen was to visit, wanted to have a pair of trousers, but no-one had enough fabric, until he spoke to the Weaver Ants who made him some trousers using leaves from the Baobab Tree. All was fine until the queen didn't visit until many weeks later when the leaves had turned golden and as the queen arrived the leaves fell off!!
The stories will catch the imagination of older children, age 7-9, as I feel that the stories are more complicated than many children's stories. It is a lovely book that would make a great gift and one which will be treasured for a long time, one which will be constantly chosen for a bedtime story.
Thank you to Michael from The School Run Forum for sending me the book to review.