Deep in the heart of West Africa, in the Kingdom of Kwaekesim, the animals live peacefully together . . . mostly. If it weren’t for that bully Lion, who makes it a point to terrorize everyone he can! Can the animals figure out a way to address the bullying? With the leadership of the little spider Kwaku Ananse and his impeccable sense of style they can!
How Kwaku Ananse, Master Hairstylist, Saved the Animal Kingdom (ISBN 978-0-615-37203-7) is at once a retelling of a traditional Ashanti myth that accounts for how the animal kingdom as we know it came to be, as well as a timely story about how to address bullying when it happens within our communities. Written for preschool through intermediate student audiences, it is a humorous and engaging tale that has something for reading audiences at all levels!
Designed for parents and educators to share with children, the book includes both a Concept Review highlighting the best methods of addressing bullying in our communities and schools, and Reflection Questions for youth learning groups to discuss with their parents and educators through the process of learning about this wonderful West African myth.