Jasper's bath ISBN: 9780192791535
Published by O.U.P., 2004
Jasper, a rhinoceros, must learn about selfishness and the importance of sharing in this glowing, subtle picture book. Jasper has everything a rhinoceros could want - 'a prickly thorn patch, lots of juicy grass, and a cool watering hole'. But when the birds and gazelles and a small rat want to share these delights, Jasper becomes rude and even violent. When a very large elephant takes over the watering hole and spends all day in it, finally taking most of the water with him, Jasper understands his previous bad behaviour and becomes a very lovable rhinoceros indeed. The watercolour illustrations are warmly evocative of the African veldt.