Title: The Greatest Animal in the Jungle
Author: Sope Martins
Publisher: Farafina Tuuti
Number of pages: 28
Type of Book: Fiction, African, Folktale
Genre: Picture Book
Age: 4 – 8
Buy it here: https://farafinabooks.com/book?b=2029
Afuwe nearly gets eaten by an owl on his birthday!!! Naturally, he’s terrified and decides he doesn’t like being small. So when Tortoise gives him a magical birthday present which grants 5 wishes, his ultimate wish is to be the greatest animal in the jungle so he can be all powerful.
THUMBS UP AND DOWN
UP: It’s funny and action packed, 2 of my favourite ingredients in any book. Afuwe is such a lovable character and he is so relatable. Sope Martins is great with words and imagery. Afuwe’s fear when the owl chases him is so palpable. With a few words, Martins draws readers in, sucking us into Afuwe’s world so that we sweat with Afuwe in the beginning, and laugh with him at the end and she does this with less than 1000 words!
My kids love it!! B3 tries to read it every night. We laughed and laughed at Afuwe antics and I am sad because I really cannot share the joy this book gave us without putting up lots and lots of spoilers. Take it from us, this is a GREAT BOOK to give as a Christmas present!!
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CHALLENGE: The Greatest Animal in the Jungle
CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)
- The greatest animal in the jungle is the …
- Give 5 reasons for your answer.
Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 4 – 8 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.
Answers must be submitted before 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 6th 2020.
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