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Just So Stories for Little Children


Main Details

Title Just So Stories for Little Children
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Anna Milbourne
By (author) Rob Lloyd Jones
By (author) Rosie Dickins
Illustrated by John Joven
SeriesStory Collections for Little Children
Physical Properties
Dimensions(mm): Height 213,Width 167
ISBN/Barcode 9781801319621
Preschool (0-5)
Children / Juvenile

Publishing Details

Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd
Imprint Usborne Publishing Ltd
NZ Release Date 1 July 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom


An entertaining collection of classic stories, gorgeously illustrated and perfect for reading aloud. Six of Rudyard Kipling's famous 'Just So Stories', carefully selected and retold for younger children. Includes: How the Elephant got his Trunk, How the Crab got her Claws, How the Rhinoceros got his Skin, How the Whale got his Throat, How the Camel got his Hump and Why the Kangaroo Jumps.

Author Biography

Growing up on the Wirral and in Germany, Anna wrote plays about talking animals, and stories about naughty children, and drew on every available surface. After school, she did an Art Foundation course, then a degree in German Literature & Philosophy at Oxford University. In 1998 she found her perfect job at Usborne in London, writing about everything from curious penguins to trips to the Moon. Rosie Dickins grew up in England and Hong Kong. An avid reader, she always loved dreaming up her own stories. After studying literature at Oxford University, art in Paris and plenty of travelling, she settled in London, where she works for Usborne Publishing. She has written over a hundred children's books, from award-winning information books to fiction. Rob studied Egyptology at university, but never thought he'd do much with it. Since joining Usborne in 2005, he's written loads of books about Ancient Egypt, and on topics ranging from space to the story of Islam. He is also the author of several award-winning historical adventure novels, and a hopeless cook