Let Me Tell You an African Tale: A Goat, a Dog, and a Donkey

Let Me Tell You an African Tale: A Goat, a Dog, and a Donkey

by Joan Jackson Kelly
     
 
Come along on a trip up the long, dusty road in Mali, a country in west Africa. Read about the dog, goat and donkey of many years ago. This folktale has been retold and enjoyed, and now it is in book form with charming illustrations for all children to enjoy!

Overview

Come along on a trip up the long, dusty road in Mali, a country in west Africa. Read about the dog, goat and donkey of many years ago. This folktale has been retold and enjoyed, and now it is in book form with charming illustrations for all children to enjoy!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
From the oral tradition of Mali comes this entertaining story. A goat, dog, and donkey discuss returning to their villages. They find a driver and after agreeing on a price, they head out of town. When they arrive near the goat's home, he asks to get out but then refuses to pay the driver. The rest travel on. When the dog arrives at his village, he pays the driver and waits for his change, but to no avail. The driver, still miffed after being stiffed by the goat, decides that the dog does not deserve any change. The donkey arrives at his village and pays the driver his fair share. So how does this all relate to what we see today? When driving in Mali, the goat, who after all did not pay, runs away from cars. The dog, on the other hand, will continue to give chase because he did not get his change, The donkey will take his own time to cross the road because did indeed pay his fair share and has no need to hide or chase. This pourquoi story is illustrated with simple drawings showing a very modern car in a rural African setting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594576768
Publisher:
BookSurge, LLC
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Pages:
12
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.07(d)

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