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"The team behind Baby Goes to Market and B Is for Baby visit a Nigerian village for a humorous ode to childhood ingenuity. Lami is the best chicken catcher in the whole village. Her sister may be speedy at spelling, her friend fast at braiding hair, and her brother brave with bulls, but when it comes to chickens, nobody is faster or braver than Lami. That is, until the day when Lami chases a little too fast, up the baobab tree, and reaches a little too far…ow! How can she catch chickens with an ankle that’s puffed up like an angry lizard? Could it be, as Nana Nadia says, that quick thinking is more important than quick running? Award-winning author Atinuke celebrates Nigerian village life in a story vibrantly illustrated by Angela Brooksbank with a universal message at its heart." -- publisher
Set in West Africa, one morning after breakfast, Baby's big brother is getting ready to take the basket of bananas all the way to Baba's bungalow in the next village. He'll have to go along the bumpy road, past the baobab trees, birds, and butterflies, and all the way over the bridge. But what he doesn't realize is that his very cute, very curious baby sibling has stowed away on his bicycle.
"50,000 copies sold! New Edition! Welcoming Babies draws from experiences around the world to show the diverse ways in which the human family welcomes new life. This redesigned edition features updated content and new backmatter with additional ways of welcoming babies around the world. It’s a powerful concept, exploring the routines and rituals of a child’s first year in diverse cultures and traditions and introducing readers to babies from tiny Luke, who is spending his first days of life in an incubator, to Kasa, who is being introduced to the sunrise by her grandmother. Nontraditional families—biracial, adoptive, and single-parent—are included. The ways in which babies are welcomed into the world are wonderfully varied yet strikingly kindred. Welcoming Babies is equally appropriate as a gift to new parents or grandparents and a read-aloud for babies." -- publisher
Awakened by strange sounds, Anyaugo discovers a giant chicken in her kitchen and has to muster the courage to remove it before the chicken destroys her family's preparations for the New Yam Festival
Chinaza watches her little brother, Ife, get his first haircut, and helps her family prepare the celebration for this rite of passage.
Vicky doesn't want to eat or play with her friends. She's not feeling well, so Mama takes her to see the doctor. The kind doctor takes her temperature and listens to her chest, and gives Mama good advice. Soon Vicky is better again, and playing with her friends. Set in Nigeria, this gentle and reassuring First Experiences story will strike a chord with young children everywhere.--publisher
As a young Igbo man, Amadi does not understand why his mother insists he learn to read, since he already knows his numbers and will be a businessman one day, but an older boy teaches him the value of learning about the world through books
"Chase after a mischievous goat! Ayoka has been left in charge of the family goat â- but within minutes the goat has vanished. This Nigerian market tale uses humour to impart a message about responsibility, and includes endnotes about Yoruba costume and language, Nigeria facts, and market life." -- publisher
Chidi has a favorite color, blue. He says it is the best color in the world. His older sister, Nneka, decides to teach him about other colors seen in their village
Here is a unique insight into African village life and a special way of sharing, celebrating and making important decisions. One little girl tells how each member of her family, from her brother who helps sweep clean the village ilo, to her grandfather with his words of wisdom, contributes to the well-being and happiness of their village