How Lion Became King of the Animals – and other stories from Africa
Collected by Michelle Cooper and illustrated by Chris Venter, Tafelberg If you’ve run out of creative answers to satisfy your inquisitive toddler, this anthology will help you weather the “why?” phase.
The 14 short stories draw on African creation myths and will introduce your child to the natural world and how it came to be, in a fun and entertaining way. Together, you’ll learn why Jackal has a black saddle on its back, why Lion is the king of the animals (poor Ostrich never stood a chance), and how the stars of the Milky Way ended up in the night sky. The illustrations are colourful and detailed and will keep little eyes busy when big ones start to droop after a long day at work. Perfect for bedtime reading.
R195 in bookstores