There's a rumble in the jungle, there's a whisper in the trees ...
David Wojtowycz 'or simply David W to his friends' was born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. He inherits his unusual second name from his Ukranian-born father. David went to Goldsmiths College, University of London to study fine art and graduated in 1992. n nDavid's distinctive style is instantly recognisable due largely to his popular greeting card range, Pigs Might Fly 'Statics' and more recently, Flux Deluxe 'Santoro Graphics'. It was while David was working with Statics that he met Giles Andreae, alias Purple Ronnie, and this led to their collaboration on their first book for Orchard Rumble in the Jungle, n nDavid lives in South London. Giles Andreae is the award-winning and bestselling author of Rumble in the Jungle, Giraffes Can't Dance and The Lion Who Wanted to Love. Giles is also the creator and voice behind Purple Ronnie. He lives in London.
PreS‘A collection of poems about animals and a story about a journey through the jungle to hunt for them. The search begins as a small group of ants marches off from their hill early in the morning. A verse then introduces each creature as encountered, until the end of the day when all of the animals are ready to sleep. As an added bonus, each poem gives a little information about the animal described. A nice rhythm is established and maintained. An occasional line is awkward, but overall the book reads well. The illustrations are equally playful and eye-catching. Done in oils, each one is bright, bold, and inviting, but totters on the brink of being cute. Large, double-page spreads make the animals easily seen from a distance, but children who view the pictures up close will delight in finding some of the ants on each page. An entertaining selection with lively illustrations and a format suitable for storytimes.‘Dawn Ibey, Vancouver Public Library, Canada
Bright colours, jungly music and animal sound effects make this collection of animal rhyming verse an agreeable romp . Splendid narration by Hugh Laurie will keep young readers engaged and amused * Books for Keeps * A delightfully simple book * The Sunday Times *