The stunning second book in the Sumatran Trilogy by Emma Sandford, What’s Troubling Tawny?, has just been published and you can purchase it from our website, the author’s website or Amazon.

Set in the same rainforest in Sumatra as Sandford’s multi-award-winning debut The Problem with Poppy, the new book is based around a lonely young rhino called Tawny who forms a friendship with a confident hornbill called Tallulah. Sadly, there are only 80 Sumatran rhinos left on the planet, so this socially conscious book about self-confidence and body image also has a strong conservationist message. As with Poppy, we have partnered again with Rainforest Trust UK and have committed once again to donating £1 per book sale to the charity. So, when you buy this book, it’s not just your child that benefits. The animals in the Sumatran rainforest do, too. 🙂

Here’s the book’s blurb:

Tawny longs to make friends with another rhino, but her shyness holds her back. When she meets a hornbill called Tallulah, she is surprised to learn that she has a lot in common with the beautiful bird. Will Tawny find a way to overcome her shyness, and can Tallulah help her find a companion?

And here’s what people are saying:

“This is a wonderful book about body positivity and sharing…” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Readers’ Favorite

“What’s Troubling Tawny is the most gorgeous story of friendship, self-confidence and fun.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Linda Hill,

“A beautiful, uplifting story that helps teach children to feel positive about themselves, both inside and out. Told through a tale of friendship between wonderful wildlife characters, What’s Troubling Tawny? is a reminder of all that is really important in our world and what we most need to cherish.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Claire Culliford, author of The Little Helpers series

Buy your copy today and help save Sumatran animals like Tawny and Tallulah!