Last is a 2020 favourite!
LAST: The Story of a White Rhino (Tiny Owl, September 1, 2020) written and illustrated by Nicola Davies
This title is highlighted at Let’s Talk Picture Books. Nicola Davies speaks about the book and her artistic process.
I am the last.
I’ve looked and looked,
but I’ve never found
another like me.
Told in the voice of the rhino, this is a deeply moving narrative. The rhino begins in the zoo where he currently resides. He takes us back to the death of his mother and being removed from the only home he has ever known. He relates the sensory perceptions of his home versus the zoo.
He tells us he is not the only one that is the last. The story takes a positive turn when the rhino is in a box again. He is home. There is another rhino. During his narrative, the artwork of Nicola Davies tells another story, the story of how this rhino finds himself back in the
The final page of the book relates the true story on which this book is based.
- Hurrah! Last is featured in the Guardian’s round-up of the best new children’s books!
- Yippee! BookTrust features Last in its 2020 round-up of best books!
- Read a review: Last is featured in JUNO magazine!
- Watch: Nicola Davies answers your burning questions about Last!
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