Pinduli's mama has always told her that she's the most beautiful hyena ever. But Dog, Lion, and Zebra don't think so. Why else would they make her feel so rotten about her big ears, her fuzzy mane, and her wiggly stripes? Poor Pinduli just wants to disappear--and she tries everything she can think of to make that happen. Yet nothing goes her way. Nothing, that is, until a case of mistaken identity lets her show the creatures of the African savanna how a few tiny words--bad or good--can create something enormous.

Janell Cannon, the creator of the bestselling Stellaluna, introduces yet another endearing character in this triumphant story about self-image, self-acceptance, and treating others with respect.

Includes notes about hyenas and other animals of the African savanna.

ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Awards


SKU: 9780152046682
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  • JANELL CANNON is the award-winning author and illustrator of picture books about unappreciated and fascinating creatures, including Crickwing, Verdi, and the beloved bestseller Stellaluna. She lives in Southern California.

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years

    Hardcover: 48 pages

    Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (September 1, 2004)

    Language: English 


    - People & Places | Africa - Emotions & Feelings

    - Social Issues | Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

    - Animals | Mammals - Kindness -Individuality - Tricksters

    - Hyenas