How did the leopard get his spots? Why do cats act as though they own the place? What does a crocodile like best for lunch? Why are rhinos so cranky? What causes the ocean tides to rise and fall? Who wrote the alphabet? Generations of children have grown up with the Just So Stories and have been captivated by Kipling's wonderful insights into the world around us. Now these classic gems have been given a new look for a new generation, delivered as always in Kipling's mesmerising, read-aloud prose. Illustrated by children's book author Alex Latimer, each story is invigorated with Latimer's own insights and humour.