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How Lion Became King of the Animals – and other stories from Africa

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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.

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