Excuse Me, I'm Trying to Read!

By Mary Jo Amani; Lehla Eldridge (Illustrator)
Mackinac Island Press, Hardcover, 9781934133514, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 2012

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When a young girl tries to read surrounded by elephants, lions, monkeys and zebras, she is surprised, scared, and amused. When the animals want to read, the tables are turned. A fun-filled picture book that will earn giggles and laughs from children of all ages.

About the Author
Lehla Eldridge was born in England and has worked as an actress, illustrator and waitress, amongst others. Having trained as an actress in London at The Guildhall School, she was awarded a scholarship in 1995 from Twentieth Century Fox to work with various theatre companies around South Africa, and has taken a theatre show to the International Theatre Festival in India. As a cook Lehla has spent a significant part of her life in and around kitchens, starting at the age of 14 in a pub kitchen, moving on to London cafes and catering at her father's summer art schools in Italy, where she learned much about Italian cooking. She has also mastered the art of cooking for large numbers, taught to her by her mother. The South African Illustrated Cookbook is Lehla Eldridge's first book and she currently lives in Cape Town.
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