Entries Tagged as 'Africa'

Best Friends: The True Story of Owen and Mzee

November 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Books

Review  By JESSICA ALMY Best Friends: The True Story of Owen and Mzee allows emerging readers to discover the touching real-life tale of an unlikely companionship. (You may have seen the duo on CNN or NBC.) While there is a sad side to this story — the young hippo Owen befriends the tortoise Mzee after he […]

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The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales

October 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN Artfully selected and compiled as a delightful compilation, the seven folktales of Australia, Nigeria, the American Southwest, Bali, Kazakhstan, India, and Wales featured in this Barefoot Books’ publication showcase earth-friendly parables any child – despite cultural differences – can appreciate. Paired with topic-related, wholesome activities such as making a song-line painting inspired […]

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Jubela

August 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN I never could watch “Bambi” or “The Land before Time” more than once. Any baby, whether animal or human, losing his or her mother is one of the most depressing things I could ever imagine. I do, however, give much credit to these emotionally charged films for helping to lay […]

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Sounds of the Wild: Safari

August 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY I have to admit that one of the reasons I think books are the perfect gift for a child is because, as a rule, they don’t make noise. So I’m more than a little surprised to find myself so enamored with Sounds of the Wild: Safari by Maurice Pledger. Open the first page of Safari […]

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