Just So Stories - Rudyard Kipling
Have you ever enquired why the elephant has such an enormously elongated nose? Are you confused by a cat's contrary nature? Have you ruminated on the wrinkles of a rhinocerous? Or speculated on a leopard's spots? Rudyard Kipling wondered about all these things too, and in this marvellous collection of stories he imagines how the animals became 'just so Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives.