Tiptoe Tapirs

Tiptoe TapirsBOOM! BAM-BAM! CAW-CAW! These are some of the sounds of the jungle. One that animal people will not hear is the tapir. Tapir and Little Tapir tiptoe around the jungle softly, so they will not disturb anything or anyone. On Little Tapir’s birthday, Tapir and Little Tapir travel to the Great Puddle  to eat mud cakes. Suddenly, “THUD, THUD, THUD…GROWL!” a leopard attacks. The tapirs run from the leopard when they are surprised by a sharp BANG! A hunter has entered the jungle. Little Tapir notices that Leopard is frightened by the noise. Together he and his mother teach him how to walk silently. From now on, Leopard and the rest of the animals tiptoe silently to avoid hunter’s attention. Exquisite pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations, rhythmic text, and onomatopoeia words work perfectly in this original pourquoi story. ema
Title: Tiptoe Tapirs
Author: Hanmin Kim
Illustrator
: Hanmin Kim
Publisher
: Holiday House
Copyright
: 2015
Original Language
: Korean
Translator
: Sera Lee
Original Title: Tapir’s Soft Steps
Original Publisher
: BIR Publishing Co. Ltd.
Original Copyright: 2013
ISBN
: 978-0-8234-3395-7
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 4-8
Genre
: Picture Book
Author’s ethnicity
: South Korean
Author’s residence
: Seoul
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: South Korean
Illustrator’s residence
: Seoul
Subjects
:  Animals sounds, Fairytale/ Folk tales, Hunters, Jungle, Noise, Tapirs

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