October 19, 2009

How the Ostrich Got Its Long Neck

How the Ostrich Got Its Long Neck: A Tale from the Akamba of Kenya by Verna Aardema
This was a really fun book. The illustrations were not the best (not the African bright colors we expected), but the story is well written and the kids really enjoyed. It's a great complement to any study of Africa.

This is a book of 'creation' stories - stories of how animals became the way they are. How they got spots or long necks or shells or whatever. They're usually quite funny and have a twisted logic to them. My kids liked making up their own stories as well.

We've liked everything from this author so far.

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