Who is King ?: And Other Tales From Africa
( Ages 3+ )By : Beverley Naidoo & Piet Grobler
Publisher : Fances Lincoln Children`s Books ( Apr., 2015)
A unique collection of short stories from Africa with gorgeous colourful illustrations. The themes in its ten short stories feature all kinds of animals from the African Savannah. These vibrant and rich folklore are laid with a splendid collection of pictures that would take us readers into Africa.The short stories are written in the traditional way, though in simple language with phrases and sometimes providing bits of additional information embedded into the stories.
In "Who is King" the lion wants to check that all the animals knew who the boss is. And many more animal tales are included from a story of how the Tortoise bewitched the animals in leopard`s tea party with his music:"The Tortoise and his Banjo" to how the elephant got his trunk. Few tales about ancient African communities are retold. The story about Unanana who lived alone with her babies, "Unanana and One Tusk", flowing with love and warmth and a Zulu lullaby "Tbulani bantwana lalani..". Some rich folktales from Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Malawi, South Africa,Lesotho and Zimbabwe are provided, which are both insightful and humorous. The award wining author illustrator duo revels a continent across the world, leaving the readers in wonderment.