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The Great Tug Of War by Beverley Naidoo
Frances Lincoln Childrenís Books ISBN 1845070550

Mmutla the hare is a mischievous trickster, but when Tswhene the baboon is vowing to throw you off a cliff, you need all the tricks you can think of! Mmutla tricks Tlou the elephant and Kubu the hippo into having an epic tug of war, and soon the whole savanna is laughing at their foolishness. However small animals should not make fun of big animals and King Lion sets out to teach cheeky little Mmutla a lessonÖ

 
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The Little Gentleman by Philippa Pearce
Puffin Books ISBN 0141318392

When Bet is first asked to go into the meadow and read a passage aloud from a book apparently to no-one - she wonders why. But then she realises her audience is a little mole, who listens attentively. This isnít just any mole. This mole can speak, he is more than 300 years old and he has an amazing tale to tell.

 
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