Little Tapir is sleeping next to his mother when he is woken by Spider and led deep inside the jungle following the beat of Spider's song. Monkeys, firebirds, snakes and insects all add their own rhythms to the music; but when the beat stops and Tapir is all alone, he realises how dangerous the jungle can be.
Miriam Moss's many children's books include Scritch Scratch and The Sunshine Tree (Orchard) and The Snow Bear, The Snoops and Jigsaw (Templar). Arctic Song, illustrated by Adrienne Kennaway, which was her first book for Frances Lincoln, was published in 1999. Its follow-up, This is the Tree, was shortlisted for the Bisto Award in 2000 and in 2002 Frances Lincoln published her inspirational Horse Girl. Adrienne Kennaway studied at Ealing Art School and the Accademia de Belle Arte in Rome. Her previous titles for Frances Lincoln include Curious Clownfish, Rainbow Bird (both by Eric Maddem), Arctic Song and This is the Tree (both by Miriam Moss).