Hear and attend and listen; for this befell and be happened and became and was: O my Best Beloved, when the tame animals were wild...Have you ever wondered how the Leopard got his spots? How the Rhinosaurus got his skin? Or how the Alphabet was made? This witty and wonderful collection of Just So Stories embarks upon a fanciful voyage to unearth the answers to these very questions, and more. The Just So Stories have long been regarded as a true classic of children's literature. This Heritage edition is published with Rudyard Kipling's original 1902 drawings, and colour illustrations by Chris Riddell. "Just So Stories was the first book I ever truly loved". (Michael Morpurgo).