How Cheetah Got His Tears
How Cheetah Got His Tears

How Cheetah Got His Tears

Written by Avril van der Merwe & illustrated by Heidi-Kate Greeff
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3 - 5
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Feb 19, 2018
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Cheetah boasts that, because he can run faster than any other animal, he is the real king of the beasts. Wining a race against the other animals only reinforces his posturing. He boasts that he can even run faster than the wind. The wind takes up the challenge, leading to an outcome that keeps cheetah’s tears running down his cheeks as a permanent reminder of his place in the natural world. How Cheetah Got His Tears is a story that warns of the perils of boasting, yet shows that the capacity to accept defeat with grace and humility can lead to reconciliation and acceptance.

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    Publication Date
    February 19, 2018
    Penguin Random House South Africa
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    3 - 5 years

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