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Pongo

Pongo

Pongo lived deep in the dark dark depths of the rainforest. The trees grew so tightly together that hardly any sunshine ever reached down to the forest floor. Pongo is a debut book by the talented illustrator Jesse Hodgson. The eponymous hero finds his way from the rainforest floor to the canopy on his search for the bright orange sun. On his way to the canopy he encounters different aspects of jungle life, all diverting his attention from the real sun from a curled up orange snake, to an orange honey-soaked bee hive each distraction a funny surprise for a young reader. Jesse Hodgson's beautiful illustrations are reminiscent of Henri Rousseau's paintings, drawing you into the depths of an enchanting, limitless jungle and that will capture every child's imagination.