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I Don't Want To Be a Hyena

ISBN 
9781485900504
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R100.00
Published 
August 2019
About the book: 
Hyena believes that none of the animals like her. She thinks that if she changes her identity she will be accepted and liked. But Hyena doesn’t realise that each animal has a unique set of skills and, no matter how hard she tries, a hyena can’t become an elephant, or a lion, or a leopard.
 
When she becomes despondent, the other animals, including her own hyena clan, rally around to point out the good things about being a hyena. Finally, hyena recognises that she doesn’t need to become another creature in order to be accepted. All she has to do is be the best hyena she can be.
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About the Author
Avril van der Merwe is the author of How Cheetah Got His Tears (Puffin Books, 2017), Once Upon a Rhinoceros (Puffin Books, 2018), and I Don’t Want to be a Hyena (Puffin Books, 2019), Don't Be Shy, Bushbaby (Puffin Books, 2021), as well as several prize-winning children’s stories set in Africa. She developed a love of illustrated children’s fiction during a decade working as a Montessori pre-primary teacher in Cape Town, and high school English teacher in Johannesburg. Avril grew up in South Africa, but now lives in Seattle, USA, where she works as an inspirational writer and speaker, while continuing to write children’s stories and adult fiction.
 

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