Gnu and Shrew
Gnu and Shrew

Gnu and Shrew

Written by Danny Schnitzlein & illustrated by Anca Sandu
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4 - 8
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Oct 1, 2020
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Opposites attract―but can they work together? When Gnu says that there’s a cave filled with diamonds across the river, Shrew is intrigued. But Gnu seems to be all talk, fantasizing about riches yet dismissing all of Shrew’s suggestions. As Gnu dreams his days away, tossing out one big idea after another, Shrew spends his nights trying to make those dreams a reality. Can Gnu’s big ideas and Shrew’s hard work make something remarkable happen? In this entertaining spin on “The Ant and the Grasshopper” that values the roles of both dreamers and doers, author Danny Schnitzlein’s deadpan storytelling is perfectly complemented by illustrator Anca Sandu’s humorous artwork.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    October 1, 2020
    Peachtree Publishing Company
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    Lexile® Level
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