The Wandering Wildebeest (Paperback)

By Martin Coleman, Tim Slater (Illustrator)

Hubble & Hattie Kids, 9781787113862, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 19, 2019

List Price: 9.99*
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The Wandering Wildebeest tells the story of the massive annual migration across the African plains in search of food and water. In the blistering heat, our heroes keep on walking over the parched, dusty ground in their quest to find lush grassland to graze upon. Having faced starvation, exhaustion and dehydration, they finally see a happy, grazing herd of buffalo in the distance! But in order to reach the grassland, the wildebeest have one more dangerous challenge ahead – to cross the deep, wide, river filled with crocodiles!

Written in humorous rhyme and including off-the-wall characters and scenarios, Martin Coleman's funny, silly story, accompanied by Tim Slater’s stunning and hilarious illustrations will both educate and entertain children of all ages, (and we think the grown-ups will secretly enjoy it, too!)

About the Author

Following a lifelong passion for creative writing, father-of-four Martin Coleman wrote his first story for children, The King's Panto, in 2009. Six years later he had self-published three original books, all illustrated by Tim Slater, and had been commissioned five times by a global charity to rewrite classic tales for children’s apps and books. Martin especially loves creating silly, rhyming stories which grown-ups will enjoy almost as much as the children! The Wandering Wildebeest is his first title published by Hubble & Hattie Kids.

Tim Slater has worked as an illustrator since graduating in 2003 with a degree in Illustration and Visual Communication at Loughborough University. Immediately following graduation, keen to develop his digital skills, Tim trained at City College Manchester for two years, after which he worked as a technician. Over the years Tim has carried out a range of work, including illustrations for children's books, has commissioned portraits, and designed packaging for children's board games. Tim has a keen interest in characters, as is evident in his work. He continuously works on further advancing his skills through courses online and workshops, and recently attended Stephen Silver's Character Design Workshop in Manchester.