Retold and Illustrated by Rachel Isadora (G. P. Putnam’s Sons – 2008)
Everyone knows enchanted fish can grant wishes. But one wish is not enough for the kind fisherman’s greedy wife. Just how far can she push her luck? That’s what she’s about to find out. >>> The author’s captivating collage-style artwork, featuring the African landscape and increasingly turbulent ocean, provides a wonderful new backdrop for this classic Brothers Grimm story. ” Old Mikamba had a Farm” is the same author.
魔力を持った魚は願い事を叶えてくれる。しかし、優しい漁師の貪欲な妻は、一つの願い事では満足しなかった。彼女の願い事がどこまでエスカレートするのか、ページをめくりながら結果へと導かれる。＞＞＞見事な貼り絵スタイルのイラストでアフリカの風景と海の荒立ち具合を表現しながら、グリム兄弟の童話を再現した作品。同じ作者の絵本で “Old Mikamba had a Farm” がある。
Old Mikamba had a farm E-I-E-I-O. And on this farm he had a Baboon!, a Zebra!, a Lion!, an Elephant! and many more! You can enjoy to sing along with a whole new cast of animals in the book irresistible version of “Old MacDonald” set on a game farm in Africa. >>> Explanation of the animals is on the last pages. The author Isadora’s another book “The Fisherman and His Wife”.
“Old MacDonald” の歌の中の動物が、すべてアフリカの野生動物保護地区の動物に代り、馴染みのある歌のアフリカ版となっている。歌を歌いながら、アフリカの動物達への親しみと知識を養ってくれる、大変にユニークで楽しい絵本。>>>巻末で登場する動物達を説明。同じ作者の絵本 “The Fisherman and His Wife” もある。
By Susan Verde, Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds (G.P. Putnam’s Sons – 2016) Based on the childfood experience of Georgie Badiel, a Burkinabé model and activist living and working in New York City. This is the story of one young girl’s quest to bring clean drinking water to her African village. With dinamic and beautiful illustrations and words, the book promotes the importance of clearn drinking water for all human being. >>>https://georgiebadielfoundation.org
By Katy Beebe, Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers -2017) Khepri lives in ancient Egypt, happily fishing alongside his father in the water of the Nile. But today Khepri is replacing his fishing pole with the reed pens of a scribe – a change he’s a bit uneasy about. As he and his father travel to Thebes, Khepri must face his anxieties about starting school.>>> On the last pages, found explanation about “Writing and School in Ancient Egypt” and Glossary.
By Stephen Davies, Illustrated by Christopher Corr (Andersen Press USA- 2013)
Penda lives in a tiny village in Western Africa with her mum and her aunties. It’s rainy season , so Penda’s dad is up in the grasslands looking after the sheeps. Penda wants to take a bowl of milk to her daddy, and starts to walk for her adventure journy. Enjoyable colored illustrations, their daily life and family love will facinate all readers. >>>Author’s Note telling about Fulani tribe at the end of the book.
By Penda Diakité, Illustrated by Baba Wagué Diakité (Scholastic Press – 2006) Inspired by the author’s young sister’s experience. Amina lives in Portland, Oregon and she visits her father’s family in Mali, West Africa. While her visiting African relatives, Amina loses a tooth, places it under a calabash, and receives a hen and a rooster from the African Tooth Fairy. Illustrator is the author’s father and they create this picture book filled with the warmth and love of a close-knit family who lives on two countries.
By Kelly Cunnane, Illustrated by Jude Daly (Schwartz & Wade Books – 2011)Chirchir, a little girl, and her family are members of the Kalenjin tribe, who live in the western highland of the Great Rift Valley in Kenya. Chirchir just wants to help her family, but she drops Mama’s water bucket, spills Kogo’s tea, and sends Baba’s potatoes tumbling down the hill. Finally she finds her best way of contributing to her family.
By Kelly Cunnane, Illustrated by Ana Juan (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division – 2006) A Kalenjin boy shares his whole day from morning till night in his small village in Kenya. Throught his daily life and surrounding people, we can imagine different life of Kenyan countryside, but still the same with curiousity of little child, responsibility, and family love. Glossary of basic Swahili is included.
By Kelly Cunnane, Illustrated by Hoda Hadadi (Schwartz/Wade Books ~ in 2013) Lalla lives in a small town located in the Sahara Desert, and it’s in the Muslim country of Mauritania. Lalla wants to wear a malafa, the colorful traditional cloth women, like her mama and big sister, wear to cover their heads and clothes in public. After Lalla learns the important meaning to wear a malafa, she gets a chance to put a beautiful blue one.
By Satomi Ichikawa ( Kane/Miller Book Publishers, Inc. ~ in 2006) Mustafa, a young Moroccan boy comes to his father’s shop full with beautiful rugs. His father welcomes all tourists from around the world, and greets them in their language. Mustafa finds a little rug which he loves, and his father gives it to him since it has a big hole. Instead of that, his father encourages Mustafa to learn different languages to entertain foreign tourist. Mustafa runs out of the shop to the market with his favorite rug over his head, he encounters a rooster hearten by his bright colored rug. End up Mustafa attracts many tourists to his father’s shop as speaking the rooster’s sound in 5 different languages.