RICKY OF THE RIVER PRIDE
by Linsay Sherratt, illustrated by Astrid Castle, Penguin, R80
Ricky has to overcome his fears in order to save a lion cub that has fallen in the river. He is joined by Cheetah, Zebra and Elephant on his mission. The cub’s parents realise that Ricky put himself in harm’s way to help their disobedient cub, so they reward him for his bravery.