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A Family for Faru

by Anitha Rao-Robinson, illustrated by Karen Patkau
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: hippos & rhinos, adoption, environment


In this touching story of belonging and environmental awareness, a young boy’s courage and ingenuity help an orphaned rhinoceros find safety in a new herd.

Tetenya and his mother have found Faru, a baby rhinoceros, alone on the savannah. They know that rhino sanctuaries will adopt orphaned infants, but finding the rangers who protect local herds …


Here Comes Rhinoceros

by Heinz Janisch, illustrated by Helga Bansch, translated by Evan Jones
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: hippos & rhinos

The rhino is a big mountain range. When he comes, the earth shakes. On his back he carries a small bird.

The rhino dreams of being as light as the little bird on its back. But he is needed for his stability, the food he provides and to be a protector.

The little bird would like to be as heavy as the rhino, so it will not be blown back and forth by …


Rhino Rumpus

by Victoria Allenby, illustrated by Tara Anderson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 4
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: bedtime & dreams, siblings, humorous stories, hippos & rhinos

In bouncing rhyme, three rhino siblings squabble and spat their way through their bedtime routine. When they realize how tired their bickering has made Mama Rhino, the three find common ground in giving her a sweet surprise.

Three little rhinos are having trouble getting along as Mama tries to coax them through the evening routine. Will they fidget, …