Cedric's Tail

Written by Amani Uduman, illustrated by Agnès Ernoult

A hilarious cautionary tale that invites readers to experience the joys and frustrations of an unexpected gift—with a surprising solution.

What would you do if your birthday wish came true—and now you had a tail?

Cedric wishes for a tail on his birthday and is overjoyed when his wish comes true. Having a tail is great! Now Cedric can swing around on trees, help his mom clean up the house twice as fast, and even fight crime! As Cedric gets used to his new limb, though, he realizes that having a tail isn’t everything he thought it would be . . . but can he ever go back to being a regular tail-less kid? In this hilarious cautionary tale, Amani Uduman and Agnès Ernoult invite readers to experience the joys and frustrations of an unexpected gift—with a surprising solution.

  • Format: Jacketed Hardcover
  • Pages: 40
  • Size: 8.1 X 10.6
  • Price: $14.99
  • Age Range: 4-8 years
  • Publication Date: Mar. 8, 2022
  • ISBN: 978-1-953458-22-3

What to Expect:

  • A hilarious take on being careful what you wish for—kids are sure to giggle as Cedric’s birthday wish comes true and he discovers the joys and frustrations of having a tail.
  • Overcoming adversity—Cedric’s tail leads to a lot of new challenges, which he tackles with a positive attitude.
  • Appreciating and valuing differences—Cedric’s tail makes him stand out in a good way, which will encourage readers to approach those who look different from them with an open mind.

Author Bios:

Amani Uduman is a children’s author and poet. Her books include leveled readers, picture books, and nonfiction, and have been translated into several languages including Lao and Tetum. She graduated from Deakin University with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science (Health Promotion) and a postgraduate degree in Teaching (Primary and Secondary).

Agnès Ernoult is a children’s book illustrator living in France. She has been published in Australia, France, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Agnès enjoys creating whimsical characters using her nib and watercolor palette and believes that every tale she illustrates is like a journey into a new world, filled with deeper messages for children and parents to discover together.

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