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Edward in the Jungle
Bookish young Edward spends all of his free time reading anything he can get hold of. One day whilst reading in his favourite spot he becomes so absorbed that he fails to notice a crocodile coming right at him. What happens next will inspire the imagination of every reader, young and old
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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I read this at the library while my nephew was doing puzzles. It's really adorable, short, and yet it had a good depth to it about dreams, kindness, and being strong even when you're unsure about yourself.
That said, it's not preachy or anything, and the story has a good flow to it, with a good art style that supports the story well.
Wonderful story that honors how Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan can capture the imagination of a boy. Equally good are McPhail's Santa's Book of Names, which introduces Edward, and Edward and the Pirates, which is another Edward literature-inspired adventure.
Mar 05, 2009 Jessica P. rated it really liked it
This is a bout a boy named Edward, who loves to read. He reads about Tarzan, and suddenly he is "lost" in the jungle with Tarzan and the animals. Great to share with kids to talk about love of reading.
David was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. While there, he began illustrating. He is now an award-winning author and illustrator of nearly 200 books beloved by children, parents and librarians across the United States. McPhail has garnered many prestigious awards, including a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year ...moreMore about David McPhail...