Is It Far to Zanzibar?Spring 2000 Story Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Nikki Grimes
Illustrator: Betsy Lewin
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books
Hardcover Price: $15.95
Review:In lively, rhythmic, humorous poems, the author captures the ambience of East Africa and its flora and fauna. Each poem seems to lead off in one direction until the reader arrives at the last line, which gives it a witty twist. Sprinkled with Swahili words for flavor, and depicting characters who seem (and probably are) real, this book is a thorough delight. The glossary and map at the end are simple yet helpful.
Kemie Nix ©2000 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.
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