If the baboon could see his own behind, he would laugh too.
From quarrelling hippopotamuses in Buganda to drinking tea with a fork in India, the proverbs in this book span the world. With striped squirrels, frowning frogs and bewildered baboons, Proverbs From Far and Wide is a wonderful collection of proverbs compiled and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of the prize-winning children's book, The Gruffalo. These witty sayings will make you stop to think and laugh out loud.
Axel Scheffler has enjoyed worldwide acclaim for his humorous illustrations, which are published in over thirty countries. He is best known for his hugely successful picture book collaborations with Julia Donaldson, which include the Smarties Gold Prize-winning The Gruffalo and its best-selling sequel The Gruffalo's Child. Axel is also the creator of wonderful novelty and gift books including Mother Goose's Playtime Rhymes and the bestselling The Bedtime Bear.