A Baobab Is Big And Other Verses From Africa

Summary:

Rhyming short stories and poems comprise this collection of verse. The author introduces animal and plant life in Africa, blending it with themes that children and parents recognize and enjoy.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story is easy to read in small doses or in one sitting. Even at 70 pages, it kept our preschooler's attention. The fun facts at the end are a great complement to the poems and short stories.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

The illustrations grabbed our preschooler's attention. There were lots of questions about the animals, in particular.

Parent Reaction

The balance between story and verse is exceptional. The presentation and transitions are so smooth that you keep going seamlessly from one story to the next. The illustrations blend photo-quality backgrounds with illustrated characters.

Type of Book:
This is a picture book of illustrated poetry.
Educational Themes:

Whether you want to introduce different writing forms or images from Africa, the book lends itself to lots of exploring … between the pages and beyond.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
5 to 8
Age of child:
started reading with 4-year-old child
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. This is a nice book to share with children. You'll likely want it on your own shelf.

Title A Baobab is Big and Other Verses from Africa
Author Jacqui Taylor
Publisher Penguin Random House © 2005
Illustrators Jacqui Taylor
ISBN 186872946X
Material Hard Cover
Cost $11.95
Genres Adventure, Poetry, Fable | Folklore, Short Stories, Africa | African People
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