The Jungle Grapevine
By Alex Beard
(Abrams Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780810980013, 48pp.)
Publication Date: September 2009
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When Bird mixes up something Turtle says, he accidentally starts a rumor about the watering hole drying up. One misunderstanding leads to another, with animals making their own hilarious assumptions.
No one is hearing anything right, and soon the animals are in an uproar from one end of the jungle to the other. Elephant is trumpeting, Croc is snapping, and the Flamingos are fleeing Beard's story will have every child wondering if peace can ever be restored in the animal kingdom.
Alex Beard has two galleries, one in New Orleans and the other in New York City. Along with his paintings and prints, he has created a line of puzzles that was launched through national accounts in fall 2008 and spring 2009. Puzzles based on "The Jungle Grapevine" will be launched in conjunction with this book in fall 2009.
F&P level: L