When a rhinoceros walks into the room, Diana's parents are terrified, but Diana recognizes that it is sick and concocts a nice soothing mixture for it. After that it becomes her pet and the book guides the reader through its needs, likes and dislikes. The two grow older together.
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4 stars - A classic story of a very special friendship, by the much-loved author/ illustrator Edward Ardizzone. ( www.bettybookmark.co.uk)
This unusual pet gives Ardizzone many opportunities to show off his draughtmanship. ( Spectator)
Ardizzone's instantly recognisable illustrations are every bit as soothing as the medicine Diana sticks down the rhino's neck. ( Families South East)
This classic book has a contemporary message as Diana proves to be a brave animal crusader who saves the white rhino from being shot and cares for him. ( Junior)
An unquestioning slightly surreal setting perfectly in order in the imaginings of childhhood. The reproduction is superb, far, far clearer and much more subtlety in the colouring than in my own first edition. ( School Librarian)
Edward Ardizzone was the eldest of five children. In 1905 his family moved to Ipswich, where he learnt to know and love the little coastal steamers that he was to draw so often in the Little Tim books. Illustrator of more than 170 much-loved children's books, Edward Ardizzone was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1956 and the CBE in 1971. He died in 1979.
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Book Description RED Fox. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # 2666216706