PUBLISHED: 2013, c2001
When the world is still quite young, there was a sleepy, slurpy swamp. And in it swam a very odd-looking creature. As he makes his way in the world, this very odd-looking creature, with a long sticky tongue, who can hunt like a chameleon and swim like a turtle, isn't quite sure who or what he is. Nor is anyone else. But he does know that he wants to find a friend who is just like himself.
A story of self-perception, similarities and differences, and belonging.
TEACHERS: It would lend itself to a creative writing activity where children make up a name for another animal by comparing it and taking names from other animals as in the story.
RATING: 4 stars