Little Rhino Has No Horn, illustrated by HAI artist Jim Steck and written by his wife Terri Steck was awarded a bronze medal from the prestigious Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, which attracted nearly a thousand entries from throughout North America and the English-speaking world. Medals went to authors, illustrators and publishers from 32 U.S. states, five Canadian provinces, and seven countries overseas.
Little Rhino Has No Horn is the adventure of a young, late-blooming rhinoceros who sets out to find a horn. He meets three charismatic, African animals who “help” him, yielding the rib-tickling irony of homonyms. With a joyful ending, Little Rhino learns that with patience, what is meant to come to him eventually will (in the fullness of time). From hope to despair to elation, readers experience Little Rhino’s journey through the art as well as the words. Deemed a “modern-retro style” with bright colors of the characters and backgrounds, this pattern book features frolicking fun of alliteration, opposites and simile.
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