iThemba is the Xhosa word for Hope.
With rhino poaching a serious threat to our rhino populations (over 430 rhino were poached in South Africa alone in 2011),
it is up to our two-ton heroine, iThemba, and her game-ranger friend Joe, to save her skin - and her horn - when poachers
Kids will love how iThemba and Joe foiled the wicked horn hunters one dark night in an exciting tale which is loosely
based on the real-life arrest of rhino poachers in the Kruger Park, and learning more about these magnificent creatures
along the way.
Where there is life, there is hope.
This book was written to teach children about our rhino. That rhino horn is made of Keratin, exactly the same as our hair and nails - it has no magical or medicinal properties.
We need to Save our Rhino. We hope we have done our job! The future of our planet is in our children's hands, let's teach them right!
Sample Pages and Reviews
Click here to see review by Vivien Horler, Weekend Argus
Lulu and Tee have done it again. They have created another unforgettable character - iThemba, the Rhino who, along with Joe the game ranger devises a scheme to catch the evil paochers. The rhyming verses are a delight as are the excellent drawings. As with Peter, Pamela and Percy the penguins in the Big Spill and Eric the Baboon in It's a Piece of Cake, the story is topical and educational. Kids and their parents will love it! - Brian Joss, Books Editor, Cape Community Newspapers.
It's a terrible tragedy that so many rhinos have been senselessly poached to death. This delightful new tale by Lulu and Tee helps to highlight the problem to children in an engaging way, while celebrating the wonders of our natural heritage.
Lisa McNamara, Child Magazine
Click here to see review by Pat Schwartz, Mail and Guardian
The actual size of the book is 25cm by 21cm - landscape, it is much bigger than it appears in these images.