I'm in Charge! (Hardcover)
A new picture book about sharing from the pair that created Poles Apart.
This romping, rhyming story from award-winning author Jeanne Willis is all about a little rhino who likes to make the rules! When Rhino finds a tree bursting with fruit, he isn't about to share it with anyone — after all, he's in charge around here! But it looks like things might be about to change. With brilliant illustrations from Jarvis, this hilarious toddler-tantrum tale is all about being bossy and learning to listen to others.
About the Author
Jeanne Willis wrote her first book when she was five. After that, there was no turning back. She has since written more than three hundred books and has won several awards, which are arranged in the attic where she works along with her collection of caterpillars, pink-toed tarantula skins, and live locusts. Jeanne Willis lives in London.
Jarvis is the illustrator of Poles Apart; Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth; and Pick a Pine Tree. Before creating his first children's book, he had lots of different jobs, including bingo caller, bouncy-castle painter, record-sleeve designer, and animation director. Jarvis particularly loves children's books — what they can do and how they can be kept and loved as little treasures.
The familiarity of Rhino's self-absorbed, controlling behavior and the predictable, satisfying end make this a good choice for the youngest listeners. The "terrible twos" come alive at the savanna watering hole.
The book’s double-page spreads feature cheerful digital illustrations with sunrise tones and watercolor effects that effectively convey the heat and expanse of the savanna. A nice lesson couched in absorbing illustrations and simple rhymes.