Kipling began these stories in Vermont, to amuse his daughter when they were living in his wife's home town. The comic explanations, such as how the camel got his hump and how the whale got his throat, are complemented by the author's illustrations, with their extensive and ridiculous captions.
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(212mm x 162mm x 18mm)
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UK Kirkus Review »
Kipling wrote beautifully and analysis shows a surprising amount of subversion floating around. But mostly the stories are just fun, explaining how the camel got his hump, the leopard his spots, the rhinoceros his skin, and so on. (7 yrs +) (Kirkus UK)
US Kirkus Review » An unusually handsome presentation of these classic stories, with sophisticated woodcuts that will commend it especially (but not exclusively) to older children. Frampton provides one full-page color illustration for each story, with a broad border of a reiterated motif from the story framing a closely structured composition - boldly stylized yet reflecting the story's lively action and wit; additional vignettes enliven the generously spaced text. An excellent edition for home or library. (Kirkus Reviews)
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