The Little Leopard
About the Book
Paka, the little leopard, finds himself stuck in the top of a burning Mopani tree. The fire was carelessly started by a mischievous lion cub named Tofali. The animals in the story are all from Africa including an elephant, a hyena, a leopard family, a lion cub, a zebra, a weaver bird, and a giraffe family. Abu, the Giraffe father, has to overcome his dislike of leopards if he is going to help Paka.
It is an adventure about courage and helping and friendship.
About the Author
Daniel Davidson is a pen name for Daniel and David Welch who are son (Daniel) and father (David). Both are educators. Daniel Welch is a 4th grade teacher in Superior Elementary School in Superior, Colorado. He enjoys spending time with his partner, Alison, and their two dogs, Shadow and Koda, and their cat, Chief. He also enjoys climbing mountains, playing soccer, reading, and painting. David teaches at the university level, attending plays with his wife, Marie, playing golf with his other son, Dave, and working with wood. Giraffes have a special meaning for the father and son - they are a symbol of taking a risk - giraffes have long necks and sometimes you have to stick your neck out to get something done.