Osebo the leopard has a fine drum, a huge drum, a "magnificent" drum. All the animals covet Osebo's drum, but he won't let anyone else have it, not even Nyame, the Sky-God. So, Nyame offers a big reward to the animal that brings him the drum. All try - the monkey, the elephant, even the python - and all fail. Can a very small tortoise succeed in outwitting the boastful leopard? Jessica Souhami's vibrant collage illustrations, full of movement and humor, add additional appeal to this delightful story. The short, rhythmic text is perfect for reading aloud.
Jessica Souhami is an acclaimed artist and storyteller whose artwork is inspired by the shadow puppet shows she created and took on tour earlier in her career. Her illustrations, like her puppets, use brilliant colour and bold shapes and her characters leap and swoop across the spreads. She has an international following for her retMore about Jessica Souhami