Written by Teresa Duran
Illustrated by Elena Val
Publication Date March 05, 2011
Benedict, also known as Benny, is tired of living in such a hot place. And so he cleverly springs on his coiled tail from one habitat to another. He visits the North Pole, the desert, the jungle and finally the ocean in search of perfection.
With wonderfully funny illustrations that portray Benny's predicament in each new environment, this is a witty, very droll book about trying to find that elusive place where everything is just right. But is anywhere ever really perfect?
Teresa Duran is a renowned author of children's literature and a professor at the Universidad de Barcelona. Her works have been translated into many languages and have received several awards, including the Creu de Sant Jordi, the highest civil honor awarded in Catalonia, Spain.
Elena Val has a degree in fine art and worked in advertising before devoting herself to illustrating children's books (her favorite subjects are the sea and animals) and producing creative educational materials for children.
"...interesting..." School Library Journal