Tusk Tusk

Tusk Tusk

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Once elephants came in two colours: black or white. They loved all other creatures - but each set wanted to exterminate the elephants that were not the same as themselves. Peace-loving individuals ran and hid in the deepest jungle, and battle commenced. The war-mongers all succeeded. For a long time it seemed that there were no elephants in the world at all, not of any colour. But then the descendants of the peace-loving ones emerged from the jungle, and by now they were all grey.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 194 x 222 x 8mm | 117.94g
  • Andersen Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • chiefly col. Illustrations
  • 1842705792
  • 9781842705797
  • 60,786

Review quote

"A first lesson in tolerance. The illustrations are exceptionally ingenious ... the colours are especially lovely." T.E.S. "[David McKee] is considered one of the UK's leading children's book illustrators." Artist & Illustrators Magazine "A very thought-provoking tale for young children ... which provides a lesson in tolerance" NPhA News "David McKee's versatility is astonishing" School Librarian "David McKee's versatility is astonishing" The School Librarianshow more

About David McKee

David McKee's first book was published in 1964. His books are now published in many languages throughout the world, and many of them have been adapted for television. He is one of the leading contemporary children's book creators.show more

Review Text

"David McKee's versatility is astonishing"show more

Back cover copy

'A first lesson in tolerance. The illustrations are exceptionally ingenious . . . the colours are especially lovely.' T.E.S.show more

Rating details

94 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 27% (25)
4 39% (37)
3 21% (20)
2 9% (8)
1 4% (4)

Our customer reviews

I did not think this book was suitable for the young children I work with (aged 2 1/2 - 4 yrs). The story was meant to be a first lesson in tolerance but I felt the story was a harsh first lesson and did'nt have a happy ending which would of promoted this outcome.show more
by MRS Rebecca Yeadon
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