In this story, a hungry frog tries to outgrow an Elephant! Ethiopia is home to frog species that don't live anywhere else on Earth. One of them has the interesting name of the Ethiopian snout-burrower, which spends most of its time underground. Another species, the burrowing tree frog, has part of its habitat protected by the Bale Mountains National Park. Ready Set Go Books, an Open Hearts Big Dreams Project, is focused on increasing the literacy rate in Ethiopia through giving readers books with stories in their heart languages, full of colorful illustrations with Ethiopian settings and details. Profits from books sales will be used to create, print, and distribute more Ready Set Go Books to kids in Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous country. Ethiopia's population is 44% children, ages 0-14 (43 million out of 97 million total). Only 5.5% of children attend pre-school or kindergarten, and the adult literacy rate is 49%. Our books are based on wise Ethiopian sayings that often rhyme in Amharic. If an adult says the first half, many children can chant the second half. Sometimes the meaning of these sayings is clear. Sometimes it has to be puzzled out and argued over. But sayings and idioms and proverbs help people express truths and beliefs in unusual ways. Open Hearts Big Dreams Fund (OHBD) is a 501(3)(c) not for profit organization that believes the chance to dream big dreams should not depend on where in the world you are born. Our focus is to support nonprofit organizations and their programs that provide literacy, K-12 education, and leadership as well as that support the parents and communities where the kids live, in Ethiopia.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.08(d)|
About the Author
Ready Set Go books are written by lead Jane Kurtz, author of almost 40 books for young readers, joined by other volunteers (both children and adults) who love reading and writing, Ethiopia and the United States. Jane Kurtz spent most of her childhood in Ethiopia and now is thrilled to have Ethiopian-American grandchildren, Ellemae and Noh.