On the Fifteenth Day…’The Little Warthog’ by Katrin Bauck

To be in with a chance of winning your own copy of The Little Warthog with a personal dedication rom the author, answer this question in the comments below:

What kind of animal does the little warthog long to be?

little warthog Katrin Bauck

The Little Warthog, Ages 3-99, £6.99
The Little Warthog is unhappy. He wishes so much to be a zebra. Luckily, a wise cockatoo flies by. She helps him to discover his own warthog-beauty and that he is perfect, exactly as he is. A heartwarming story about true happiness, living in the moment and the discovery of ones own value, accompanied with enchanting illustrations – wonderful for big and small.

Delight in this little snippet from The Little Warthog:

Once upon a time – three or four days ago –
On a beautiful morning in the sun’s golden glow
A little brown warthog was feeling quite blue,
As he wanted so much to be somebody new.

He didn’t feel handsome, but ugly and round
And the more that he thought, the more that he frowned.
“I know what it is!” he shouted with glee,
“It’s a beautiful zebra that I should be!

Their black and white stripes give them such elegance,
And with their long lovely legs they move like a dance.
If I had black and white stripes on me,
Forever happy I would be.”

Some black and white paint pots he found in a rush,
And somewhere in there he discovered a brush.
Then quickly as only a young warthog knows,
He painted on stripes from his head to his toes…

The author, Katrin, lives with her husband, son and cat in the charming countryside of Northern Germany. You can purchase a beautifully illustrated copy of her book by writing to her, here.

You can also visit her website, Facebook page, or chat on Twitter @KatrinBauck.

Visit the webpage of Elizabeth Caitlin Ward who drew the lovely illustrations for the story.

To be in with a chance of winning your own copy of The Little Warthog with a personal dedication rom the author, answer this question in the comments below:

What kind of animal does the little warthog long to be?

2 Comments
  1. vichizli 1 year ago

    Zebra!

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    Echo Fox 1 year ago

    Well done Vichizli, you’re the winner!

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