This is a picture book which introduces children to different kinds of clothing worn in African countries.
Deron Goes to Nursery School is a title in the "First Experiences" series, a vivid new series portraying young children's very first experiences of nursery school, time with grandparents, and other events. The first time for anything can be daunting, and these books set out to familiarize children, through simple read-aloud words and beautiful photos, with what seems at first unfamiliar but will eventually become a routine part of everyday life. Set in and photographed in Ghana in West Africa, these beautiful books brilliantly capture these universal early childhood experiences from the relatively unusual and revealing perspective of a country in the developing world. In Deron Goes to Nursery School, Deron watches his mother make his new school clothes. The next day he goes with her to the school and meets his new teacher, who shows him around the school and introduces him to the other children. Playing, singing, writing, eating lunch, resting, and listening to a story are all part of Deron's exciting first day, and at the end he can't wait to go back tomorrow. Written and photographed by an award-winning author, this is a uniquely heart-warming book to share with all young children. Photographs have been removed.
As a young African boy travels to visit his grandmother, he passes through the village market, where he sees lots of things Granny would like -- four brooms, five hats, six necklaces, seven musical instruments, and so on. Stunning photographs taken in Emeka's southern Nigerian village illustrate this heartwarming story. The pages in this book are not numbered. Other books by this author are available in this library.
Photographed in Mali by a multi-award-winning author, this is a unique and culturally diverse word book, with lots to look at and talk about. Mango, rice, plantain, okra...
This collection includes: The Great Eating Competition, The Child Who Never Went Out, Lazy Dog and Tortoise, The Girl Who Married a Ghost, Pig's Money, The Famine, Talented Grasshopper, Why the Lizard Nods his Head, The Wrestler and the Ghost, and Who Stole Python's Eggs? Other books by this author are available in this library.
In Grandma Comes to Stay, three-year-old Stephanie helps her mother tidy up, go shopping at the market, and cook in preparation for Grandma's stay. When she arrives, Grandma gives Stephanie a box of pencils and reads her favorite book.
"I want to go to a wedding! All my friends have been to a wedding except me. "Uncle Osaere, are you and Aunt Efosa . going to get married soon?" I asked one day, when he came to our house. "Wait and see, Ekinadose. Wait and see," he said. I hate waiting!" Other books by Ifeoma Onyefulu are available in this library.
Cooking pot, stool, basket, water pot and sleeping mat... a first words book. Cooking pot, stool, basket, water pot and sleeping mat. . . All kinds of things around the home, with a vibrant mix of Western and traditional African objects. Photographed in Mali by an award-winning photographer, this is a unique and culturally diverse First Words book, with lots to look at and talk about. Also available in the "Look at This!" series: "Food," "Clothes," and "Play." Other books by this author are available in this library.
A child's first haircut is a celebration in Africa! Chineze thinks her little brother Ife's hair is messy, so it's time for Ife to have his first haircut. Other books by this author are available in this library.
"This alphabet is based on my own favorite images of the Africa I know. I come from the Igbo tribe and grew up in southeastern Nigeria. It was in Nigeria that these photographs were taken, but the people and things pictured reflect the rich diversity of the continent as a whole. There are examples of Moslem and Arabic influences from the north of my country, as well as costumes and ornaments from the south where the religions are animist or Christian. These religions are found in other African countries, too. There are kola nuts, indigo, and beaded jewelry and the ways in which Nigerians use them. And though other Africans may use a different kind of nut, a different color dye, and jewelry that looks different, the meanings and customs associated with them are the same. I wanted to capture what the people of Africa have in common: traditional village life, warm family ties, and above all, the hospitality for which Africans are famous. This book shows what Africa is to me, but it is for and about all the peoples of this vast, friendly, colorful continent." Other books by Ifeoma Onyefulu are available in this library.
Helen needs some special shoes for her aunty's wedding. She tries on all kinds of shoes at home, but some are too big and some are too small--and none of them are special sparkly shoes. So Helen and her mum take a trip to the market to see if they can find the perfect pair of shoes for Helen. Other books by this author are available in this library.
"Hello, my name is Omer. I like playing at home. I'll tell you all the places where I play, and you can guess where my favorite place is. ..." Other books by this author are available in this library.
Hopscotch, cat's cradle, the mud game, football, Waly. ... a first words book The author has played all of the games shown in this book, and children will enjoy playing them, too. Other books by this author are available in this library.
When Adaora's cousin promises to find a triangle for her, he doesn't realize how difficult the task will be. As they search in and around their African village, the cousins encounter all different kinds of shapes, including heart-shaped leaves, round elephant drums, and crescent-shaped plantains. Other books by this author are available in this library.
Vicky doesn't want to eat or play with her friends. She's not feeling well, so Mama takes her to see the doctor. The kind doctor takes her temperature and listens to her chest, and gives Mama good advice. Soon Vicky is better again, and playing with her friends. Set in Nigeria, this gentle and reassuring First Experiences story will strike a chord with young children everywhere. Other books by this author are available in this library.
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