By Otis J. Oxpecker
The Poplar Press, 230 pages
Spring is sprung, and the wanderlust is with us!
Those of us who do not have the opportunity to journey outside the Park as often – or as far – as we’d like, will undoubtedly find this book a welcome and exciting diversion.
The latest offering in adventure travel writing from The Poplar Press is the story of Otis J. Oxpecker (a.k.a. Tommy Tickbird) and his travels across Africa on the backs of one Giraffe, two Zebras, and three Warthogs. His is an idyllic existence. A natural groomer for these large Mammals, he performs most of his duties in the early morning and evening. During the hottest part of the day, he rests; at night, he joins the communal roost, in trees and cliffs.
Imbued as it is with the sights and sounds and smells of the African continent, this tale is sure to make great summer reading for both the wistful wayfarer and the vicarious voyageur.
© The Mammalian Daily
Reprinted with permission from Issue 110, Spring 24 AZ