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by Uzo Unobagha,Julia Cairns

eBook Off to the Sweet Shores of Africa: And Other Talking Drum Rhymes download ISBN: 081185101X
Author: Uzo Unobagha,Julia Cairns
Publisher: Chronicle Books (August 18, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 56
ePub: 1647 kb
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by Uzo Unobagha (Author), Julia Cairns (Illustrator). Cairns's watercolors burst with energy as silhouetted characters walk the shores of the Limpopo River and dance to the market

by Uzo Unobagha (Author), Julia Cairns (Illustrator). Cairns's watercolors burst with energy as silhouetted characters walk the shores of the Limpopo River and dance to the market.

Claudia) Author Uzo Unobagha, born and raised in Nigeria, emigrated to the . as an adult, and wrote the original nursery rhyme-style poems in "Off to the Sweet Shores of Africa" to introduce her children to their African heritage. With its lively, playful, brightly colored illustrations of African children and scenes, the book provides delightful multi-cultural material for storytimes

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A collection of poems featuring the animals, people, and cultures of Africa.

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and Other Talking Drum Rhymes. by Uzo Unobagha & illustrated by Julia Cairns. The verses are light and fresh, a pleasure to read alone or aloud-and despite the author’s avowed intention to inform or remind readers of African themes and mores, they are not weighed down by pedantry: Mama hold my little hand, Mama hold my little hand, Mama hold my little hand, As I skip across the sand.

Off to the Sweet Shores of Africa: And Other Talking Drum Rhymes.

by Uzo Unobagha and Julia Cairns. About the Authors 5. Uzo Unobagha page on TeachingBooks. Book Guides, Activities & Lessons 1. Nonfiction Read and Respond Customizable Lesson. 4 Total Resources 1 Awards View Text Complexity Submit Text Complexity. Name Pronunciation with Julia Cairns. Julia Cairns page on TeachingBooks. Blog for Julia Cairns. Audio Name Pronunciation with Julia Cairns. Created by TeachingBooks. By Julia Cairns, Uzo Unobagha. Colorful nursery rhymes inspired by Africa fill this beautifully illustrated book. Other Books You Might Like.

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Shores of Africa and Other Talking Drum Rhymes is a colorful collection of original, African inspired rhymes

This colorful collection of original, African-inspired rhymes is accompanied by exquisitely detailed illustrations.
Comments: (3)
Phenade
Book in excellent condition, arrived timely. I enjoyed reading it as much as my 5yo grandson enjoyed listening to it. I recommend that this book be available in public libraries and anywhere children are being cared for. This was well written and the stories told in poetry form was a plus. This book expose children to poetry at an early age. I am on a search for more children books by this author.
Kesalard
This was my son's favorite nursery rhyme book growing up. We used to make up tunes and dances to some of the poems. Such fond memories!
Na
This marvelous, colorful collection of children's rhymes celebrates "talking drums" of West Africa, of great significance in that culture, as "criers" beat messages from village to village, the rhythmic beats speaking to the villagers along the way. Influenced by a rich heritage and the clever humor of Mother Goose rhymes, the rhymes blend storytelling with a distinct cultural identity, creating a "simple rhythmic language" for young children and beginning readers, a learning process of language and rhythm:

"Off to the sweet shores of Africa,

Off, with my harp and harmonica,

I'll follow the walking, talking drum

To the land, where sunbirds hum."

The language of these rhymes is African: cowrie shells, akara balls, palm, papaya, coral and mango trees and African places from the Sahara to Zambezi. Reinforced by the theme of African mores and traditions, the rhymes inform and entertain, exploring the culture, rich ancestral history and pride in African descent:

"Race the striped zebra across the plains,

Race the striped zebra over the lanes,

Hip! For the zebra!

Hip! For me!

Hurray! For the happy and free!"

The stunning illustrations that complement the rhymes are arresting, images of the African countryside, the indigenous people, animals, fauna and flora, the scorching ball of yellow sun, straw-hatted huts, the colorful garments of children at play, velvet deep nights, myriad stars twinkling above the sleeping village:

"What is the pale moon made of?

What is the pale moon made of?

Of cowrie shells and ivory

Dipped in the shimmering, silvery sea

And tossed up like a rubber ball

To be gazed upon by all."

Family, tradition, the nurturing of children; the author has written beautiful phrases of place and childhood, accompanied by truly inspirational illustrations. Luan Gaines/ 2006.