- Title: Tug of War
- Author: Naomi Howarth
- Publisher: Jacana Media
- Country of Origin: South Africa
- Publication Year: 2017
- ISBN: 9781431425822
- Bib. Info: Hardcover; 32pp
Tortoise is on the hunt for a friend, but only encounters huge Elephant and Hippo, who are mean about his small size and wrinkly skin. But though Tortoise isn’t big, he is certainly brainy! He sets out to show Elephant and Hippo that biggest doesn’t mean best by challenging them to a tug of war. They sneeringly accept … but little do they know that they have really agreed to fight each other!
This funny, heart-warming retelling from Naomi Howarth, alongside beautiful illustrations, teaches children that wit and wisdom are more important than size and physical strength, and friendship is what matters most.