BAD-TEMPERED RUNAWAY CAMEL. Funny, fast, and satisfying – a hilarious yarn from the "master of animal stories."*
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Emily was like her ninety-nine brothers and sisters, until she won all the eight-legged races at spider sports. People grew suspicious. And then, they counted her legs. She had ten!It's not her fault, but everyone turns against her. But there's something very special about Emily's legs that will change her life for ever . . .
Tired of his lonely life at the zoo, Hezekiah – an ornery, very hairy Bacrian camel – busts out and heads across country. His adventure leads him to an eccentric (and equally hairy) aristocrat, a new life at a wildlife park, and company in the form of a female camel. Laughs, action, short chapters, and a genuine appreciation of the animal world make this a satisfying choice for newly independent readers. Nick Bruel's antic black-and-white drawing add to the fun.
*The Guardian (London)