Book Description

Bertie the baboon is proud of his bottom but is dismayed when it grows ugly spots; they eventually scare poachers away.

Bertie the baboon is proud of his beautiful bottom and admired by the other animals. When his bottom develops not one, not two, but three ugly spots, Bertie tries to fix it while the other animals giggle. But when poachers come, Bertie’s bottom is the only thing that can save the day. With charming collage illustrations and cute characters, this story will amuse young readers.

  • Appealing characters and nicely textured illustrations.
  • Shows that apparent flaws can also be strengths.
  • Will amuse and delight children.

The Author-illustrator

Rachel Quarry is an illustrator and artist based in the United Kingdom. She studied at Cambridge University and the Cambridge School of Art. In her illustration work she uses ink, monoprint and collage. For inspiration she likes to travel and visit parks and gardens.

Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Levels

Guided Reading Level: K

Grade Level Equivalent: 2

Educational Descriptions

Picture book, animal fantasy,  Story elements: setting: The Savannah, plot and character development, main character, Bertie the Baboon, problem and solution, Illustrations enhance meaning and tone, humorous tone, speech bubbles, Comprehension strategies: Identify cause and effect relationships & changes from beginning to end of the story. Themes: baboons, vanity, friendship, Earth and human activity.

Interest Age: 3 to 7 years

Reading Age: 7 to 8 years

RRP: $24.99

ISBN: 978-1-76036-131-0

Format: Hardback

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience

World rights available, except for France, Australia, Canada, Ireland, China, New Zealand, the UK and the US.

Book Details
Rachel Quarry
Rachel Quarry
27.5 cm in H · 21.5 cm in W · 36 pages
Release Date:
December 2020
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