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Based on the rhythm and key words of traditional Mother Goose rhymes, these African poems touch upon the animals, people, weather, and life lived in Africa. A page in the back shows what countries the bright pictures represent. 32 pages, softcover.
Hey, diddle, diddle, Cricket did fiddle
While Firefly mimicked the moon.
While Wild Dog grumbled, and Lion chased after Baboon.
Introducing Mother Goose as you've never seen her before! This unique look at Africa preserves all the charm of the original Mother Goose favorites while weaving a modern treasury of rhyme. Tantalizing color illustrations and patterned borders reveal the splendors of Africa's countries. A helpful map of Africa is included. JAHA AND JAMIL is sure to become a beloved classic.
Virginia Kroll has contributed more than 1500 items to juvenile magazines. She travels throughout the country speaking to children about writing multicultural books. She is the author of many children's books, including WOOD-HOOPOE WILLIE, A CARP FOR KIMIKO, SWEET MAGNOLIA, JAHA AND JAMIL WENT DOWN THE HILL, HATS OFF TO HAIR!, MASAI AND I (Four Winds Press), and BUTTERFLY BOY (Boyds Mill Press). Virginia lives in New York with her family.