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  • Published: 15 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9780823441006
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $37.99

Rum Pum Pum



"Rrrrh!" means "Let's be friends" in tiger talk, but the other animals don't understand him and run away! Maybe the gentle "rum-pum-pum" of the drum can help him.

"Rrrrh!" means "Let's be friends" in tiger talk, but the other animals don't understand him and run away! Maybe the gentle "rum-pum-pum" of the drum can help him.

Fun animal sounds in a story about friendship, communication, and music. A perfect story time read-aloud!

The lonely tiger finds a drum. He strikes it with his tail--and friends start to follow: a monkey who says "chee-chee-chee" which means "I will come too" in monkey talk, a rhino who says "ouggh" which means "I will come too" in rhino talk, a parrot that says "scree-awk," a chameleon, an elephant, and eventually a child--who is now reunited with the drum he lost. Because of the drum, the tiger is no longer lonely and friendless.

Information about tiger conservation is included in the back.

The authors are the two most beloved contemporary children's books author-poets.

  • Published: 15 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9780823441006
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $37.99

About the authors

David L. Harrison

David Harrison has written over 70 books for children and adults, including the Steping into Reading titles Wake Up, Sun!, Johnny Appleseed: My Story, and Miss Grubb, Super Sub. He lives in Springfield, Missouri.

John Kanzler has been illustrating children’s books for over 15 years. He and his wife, Diane, a children’s book designer, live on a farm with several sheep, llama, and cats. He lives in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen (www.janeyolen.com) has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. She has written over 350 books including The Devil’s Arithmetic and Owl Moon. She splits her time between Massachusetts and Scotland. You can follow her on Twitter @janeyolen.

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