I am so happy with the book I found for Little Man’s Christmas gift this year; We all Went on Safari, by Laurie Krebs.
The vibrant illustrations feature Masai adults and children as they journey through Tanzania encountering animals along the way. It is a counting book, with each page featuring a child who counts the animals in Swahili. Number nine reads, “We all went on safari, where the treetops intertwine. We met mischievous monkeys, so Doto counted nine.”
The last pages of the book give details on each of the featured animals, the Masai people, Swahili names, facts about Tanzania (with a map), and counting in Swahili.
If you are looking for books featuring African people and culture, this is a great choice. My kids love it and I enjoy reading it to them.
Have you found books to help your children learn about other cultures? How about books featuring their original countries and cultures?
#741 – 750 giving thanks
waking early to a quiet house
snuggling up on the big chair with Russ – and a cup of coffee
a birthday party invitation for Dimples
a sleepover for Honeybee
a wedding reception Saturday
a baby shower, too
a friend arriving from Seattle tonight
reading to Little Man
utter dependence on Jesus for a calm spirit
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