Humpy Grumpy Camel first appeared on the scene more than a decade ago with a cameo appearance in Julia Johnson’s A is for Arabia, and now he’s famous! In One Humpy Grumpy Camel he appears with a whole new cast of characters – five silly billy goats, eight baby scorpions and nine busy beetles, 13 wise old men and 14 dancing girls, and many more – all of whom make counting fun for every child.
Told in verse, the book is illustrated with water colour images of Arabian life from sunrise to sunset – the leafy palm trees and desert foxes, the incense burners and glowing lanterns.
‘…a beautifully illustrated counting book depicting the culture of the area.’
Reprinted by MPL for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in March 2016, this book of illustrated verse is suitable as a reading book for children aged 5-7, and is an ideal picture book for younger children.