Did you ever want to waddle with a colony of penguins? Wriggle with an army of caterpillars? Or march with a troop of monkeys? Legendary illustrator Lane Smith takes us on a colourful adventure through the natural world, following a child as he weaves through the jungle, dives under the ocean, and soars into the sky. Along the way he makes friends and causes mischief with a dazzling array of creatures both large and small - but can he find a tribe of his own?
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Witty and humorous, never irreverent, this is a celebration of sharing and belonging, as a multiracial family hugs their adventurer on the closing page . . . Absolutely radiant.
Kirkus||A wonderfully clever exploration of the rich variety of nature and a sensitive message about the importance of belonging
Daily Mail||One of the book's delights is its shifting moods and colors, which feel like the movements of an orchestral work. The textures . . . seem organically formed, as if waves and time had worn them down, yet the spreads are vivid and clean.
Publishers Weekly||Exudes a Chaplinesque charm, skillfully blending slapstick and melancholy
The New York Times||This is a profoundly welcoming book - fresh and full of adventure and sweetness - about how each of us has a story of our own to tell.
The Washington Post||A beautifully illustrated and poetic journey through the natural world, to discover groups of animals in oceans, rain forests and jungles. Mesmeric.
New Statesman||Loneliness, longing and quirky collective nouns combine to endearing effect
Wall Street Journal||A gloriously imaginative, beautiful book
Angels & Urchins||A beautiful book
Irish Independent||This engaging and attractive exploration of collective nouns weaves a lovely story about a boy who
wants to belong. It follows his journey through a truly beautiful series of illustrations, reminiscent of
Where the Wild Things Are.
BookTrust||A visual treat exploring the curiosity and imagination of children
The Bookseller||A wonderfully clever exploration of the rich variety of nature and a sensitive message about the importance of belonging, this deserves a place on every bookshelf.
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