Howard the Average Gecko (Hardcover)

Howard the Average Gecko By Wendy Meddour, Carmen Saldaña (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Wendy Meddour, Carmen Saldaña (Illustrator)
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Some of the world's most amazing animals are camouflaged! Too bad Howard is too full of himself to notice.

Howard thinks he's the most exceptional creature in the entire rainforest. That's because no other creature is as fantastically camouflaged as he is! But when Howard learns that other creatures can be camouflaged, too, he doesn’t feel so special anymore. In fact, he might just be...GASP...average! Who could ever love a completely unexceptional gecko like Howard? Dip into this vibrantly illustrated and funny tale to find out!

About the Author

Wendy Meddour is an award-winning children's book author who grew up in a seaside town called Aberystwyth. She lives in England where she teaches English literature and creative writing.

Carmen Saldaña worked as a graphic designer before becoming a full-time illustrator, with her work often inspired by animals and the natural world. She lives in a rainy little city north of Spain.

Praise For…

"Readers will delight in discovering hidden creatures along with Howard. . . ."—School Library Journal

"Children will delight in spotting the camouflaged animals before they shed their facades and relish in Howard's redemptive love story with purple gecko, Dolores. Saldaña's warm-toned pencil, watercolor, and digital illustrations capture the magical, diffused light of the rainforest. . . ."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A funny tale with a valuable moral. . . . Children will especially enjoy pointing out camouflaged animals in this sweet and funny book."Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781682634349
ISBN-10: 1682634345
Publisher: Peachtree
Publication Date: July 5th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English


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