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The really rude rhino

The really rude rhino

Willis, Jeanne; Ross, Tony

Little Rhino is rude to everyone, and has been since the day he was born. He sticks his tongue out, he makes rude noises and he waves his bottom at anyone in front of him, with no respect for person or place. Until, that is, he meets his match with someone who is prepared to treat him the same way!

Hardback, Book. English. Children's stories.
Published London: Andersen, 2006
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Statement of responsibility: Jeanne Willis ; illustrated by Tony Ross
ISBN: 1842702785, 9781842702789
Note: Formerly CIP.
Physical Description: 32 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Subject: Courtesy Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.

Author note

Jeanne Willis is one of our best-loved authors of children's books, and also writes for television and video companies. She has two young children. Tony Ross is one of the UK's top children's book illustrators, whose books are published all over the world.


"Tony Ross and Jeanne Willis have become a dream team of writer and illustrator...This one will evoke shrieks of laughter..."
The Times||"Fantastic"
Independent on Sunday||"A witty tale that demonstrates the importance of polite behaviour."
Publishing News||"The winning Willis/Ross combination does it again with their wonderful creationThe Really Rude Rhino."
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Back cover copy

A little rhino made rude noises from dawn to dusk, in private and in public. He was even rude to the Queen! He showed no signs at all of growing out of it. Just what was needed to teach him to be polite?

This celebrated picture book partnership won the Smarties Silver Prize for Tadpole's Promise.