This thoughtful book uses the baby-naming ceremony to give young readers, in text and color photographs, a glimpse at the pleasures of traditional African village life. Amarlai has a new cousin, and he can't wait for her to be given a name. On the great day, the guests arrive, prayers are said, the corn wine is blessed, and a tiny drop of wine is put on the baby's tongue as she is named. Gifts are offered, and the feasting and dancing begins. Everyone is happy, but Amarlai is happiest of all. In learning about this ritual, he celebrates his culture with the reader.
|Publisher:||Frances Lincoln Children's Books|
|Edition description:||First Trade Paper Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|