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YOU (South Africa) - - CONTENTS - – AL­FIE STEYN

By AVRIL VAN DER MERWE Il­lus­tra­tions by Heidi-Kate Gre­eff Pen­guin Ran­dom House

All the an­i­mals ad­mire Rhi­noc­eros’ beau­ti­ful horn. All ex­cept Hip­popota­mus, that is. She’s jeal­ous and wants a horn of her own. So she comes up with a sly plan to steal Rhino’s horn and wear it her­self.

But she soon dis­cov­ers the heavy horn that Rhino wears with such grace brings her one mis­ad­ven­ture af­ter an­other. And far from ad­mir­ing her new horn, the other an­i­mals laugh at her and are quick to point out a rhino horn be­longs on a rhi­noc­eros.

Af­ter one mishap too many, she fi­nally re­turns the horn to its right­ful owner – and learns that ev­ery­body has some­thing spe­cial that oth­ers ad­mire.

Is­abella de Freitas (6) of Cape Town, who helped re­view the story, says, “The book is the best. It was sad when the hippo steals the rhino horn. But I like the part where the hippo gives the horn back. I also like the pic­tures a lot – es­pe­cially the flamingo draw­ing.”

Her older sis­ter, Kather­ine (10), is a bit scep­ti­cal about the lo­gis­tics of the horn theft. But she in­sisted on read­ing it all the way to the end in one go.

Great il­lus­tra­tions and a lovely book to read to kids aged 3-6.

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