Tuesday, April 8, 2008

We All Went on Safari: A Counting Journey through Tanzania

Author: Laurie Krebs

First line: We all went on safari, when the day had just begun.

Why you should read this book: It's working on many levels: a rhyming book, a counting book (in two languages), an animal book, and a multicultural book. Every page features African animals, Swahili names and numbers, and children and adults in Maasai dress. The end of the book features multiple indexes, written for children: facts about Tanzanian animals along with their Swahili names, an introduction to the Maasia people, meanings of Tanzanian names, facts about Tanzania, a map of the country, and an extra counting page (all foreign words are also transliterated).

Why you shouldn't read this book: A lion ate someone you know.

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