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Daddy, There’s a Hippo in the Grapes is an excellent introduction for children to the cultural heritage of people and life in equatorial Africa. The story follows the successes and failures of a Kenyan boy named Ibrahim Ngobe, providing young readers with a personal perspective on his family, their farm, their society, and their relationship with the environment and nature. Hardcover.
Baku the crocodile and Taki the monkey are back in a second tale of friendship, loyalty, honesty, and trust. Baku ruined his friendship with Taki by trying to steal his heart and lost the approval of his village for not returning with it. Now he needs Taki’s help to cure the Mighty One, leader of all crocodiles, who is terribly ill.
How important is loyalty in a friendship? Baku the crocodile finds out in this charming fable set in Kenya. Children will learn the need for trust between friends as they enjoy this delightful tale with its brilliantly colored illustrations. The Heart of a Friendship can be used to teach children problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Hardcover.
Told in the rich, deep voice of Sibusiso Victor Masondo, The Night Before Christmas in Africa captures the essence of Africa. The tale is brought to life with the sounds of thunder as lightning flashes across the sky and Father Christmas calls out, “Iba nokisimusi omuhle.”
In the first story, an East African folktale, children learn about trust and betrayal from Taki, a mango-eating monkey, and Baku, a crocodile. In the second story, the characters are back. Will Taki help Baku, considering Baku betrayed their friendship in the first story? Both tales will teach children a valuable lesson about honesty, fairness, and courtesy. Audiocassette.
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