Tug of War (Hardcover)
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763665753, 32pp.
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
Hare, Hippopotamus, and Elephant all live together in the forest. But often, when Hippopotamus and Elephant have nothing better to do, they tease Hare and say horrid things to him. When Hare finally gets fed up with them, he conceives a plan: he will challenge each of the massive creatures to a tug-of-war competition. On either side of the trees, Elephant and Hippopotamus pull and tug all through the night, incredulous that Hare could be so strong With cheeky wit and his signature illustrative style, John Burningham makes the case that even brute strength can be outweighed by brains and a quick getaway.
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Praise For Tug of War…
Burningham’s new text is typically unsentimental; school-age boys will probably find it outrageously funny.
—The New York Times Book Review