STORIES THAT FUEL IMAGINATION
In this playful story, Mama Panya and her son set off to the market to purchase flour and a pepper to make pancakes for dinner. Along the way, the son invites one friend after another to join them for pancakes, ignoring Mama Panya’s warnings that there will not be enough food to feed everyone.
Tales of African kids play time.
Life is full of fun and games on the African plains for Simba, a young lion cub. But when Simba's father is killed, and his uncle, Scar takes over, he makes Simba leave the Pride. With the help of his comical friends, Pumbaa the warthog and Timon the meerkat, Simba can finally claim his throne. But first he must stand up to his villainous uncle, Scar.
Anansi the Spider is one of the great folk heroes of the world. He is a rogue, a mischief-maker, and a wise, lovable creature who triumphs over larger foes.
In this traditional Ashanti tale, Anansi sets out on a long, difficult journey. Threatened by Fish and Falcon, he is saved from terrible fates by his sons. But which of his sons should Anansi reward? Calling upon Nyame, the God of All Things, Anansi solves his predicament in a touching and highly resourceful fashion.
This humorous folktale retold by Rob Cleveland, tells the story of Tiger, who was once the proudest animal of the jungle. He was even prouder than the peacock. What Tiger was most proud of was his beautiful golden coat. But unfortunately for Tiger, he did not have wisdom and was jealous that only Man seemed to possess it. So Tiger approached Man and demanded that he give Tiger his wisdom. Man then uses his wisdom to outsmart Tiger when he finds himself tied to a tree with a rope. While trying to escape, Tiger burns his coat on the rope, leaving permanent stripes on his beautiful golden coat. This wisdom story will teach readers the importance of courage, caring and resourcefulness.
ony Dungy's little brother, Linden, is a third grader who is having a bad day at school. Linden is the youngest of the Dungy family and the least motivated because he hasn't found "it." In a family where everyone seems to have found their special talent, all Linden knows is that he wants to make people happy.
iThemba is the Xhosa word for Hope.
With rhino poaching a serious threat to our rhino populations (over 430 rhino were poached in South Africa alone in 2011), it is up to our two-ton heroine, iThemba, and her game-ranger friend Joe, to save her skin - and her horn - when poachers come calling.
Kids will love how iThemba and Joe foiled the wicked horn hunters one dark night in an exciting tale which is loosely based on the real-life arrest of rhino poachers in the Kruger Park, and learning more about these magnificent creatures along the way.
Where there is life, there is hope. This book was written to teach children about our rhino. That rhino horn is made of Keratin, exactly the same as our hair and nails - it has no magical or medicinal properties.