|aTiptoe tapirs |cHanmin Kim ; [English translation by Sera Lee].
|a1st American ed.
|aNew York |bHoliday House|c2015.
|a1 v. (unpaged) |bcol. ill. |c21 x 26 cm.
|a"First published in Korea as TAPIR'S SOFT STEPS in 2013 by BIR Publishing Co., Ltd., Seoul."
|aTapir and Little Tapir are the quietest creatures in a very noisy jungle, but when a leopard is threatened by a hunter they teach him how to move with a very soft step, and the other animals follow suit.
The jungle is a noisy place. The elephants BOOM, the rhinos BAM-BAM, the hornbills CAW-CAW and the apes HOO-HAA. But Tapir and Little Tapir don't make a sound. They tiptoe through their days -- until the morning a hungry leopard forces them to run for the lives. Leopard is just about to pounce when BANG The sound of a hunter's gun stops all three animals in their tracks. Now Leopard must flee -- very quietly, with help from the tapirs. From that day on, Leopard moves with a very soft step as do the rest of the jungle beasts. With elegant pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations, this original pourquoi story is a satisfying and visually arresting tale of quiet rewarded.