New favorite

We love reading books in the May house.  We brought a few of our favorites along with us with the thought that books were heavy and might be hard to come by here, or that they might be expensive.  They’re not too expensive, about what it would cost in the States.

When we were last in Nairobi, we went  to a good bookstore at the suggestion of Roy and Jackie and we found our “new favorite”.

It’s called Tricky Tortoise by Mwenye Hadithi and Adrienne Kennaway.

It has the best double spread watercolor pictures…it has animals, a moral lesson and great writing.  They have also written:

Handsome Hog, Lazy Lion, Greedy Zebra, Enormous Elephant and more.  We’ll slowly work to build these into our collection as well.

We had been enjoying reading Tricky Tortoise, and on our first day at school when I was looking at the classroom library, there it was!  Yea!

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4 thoughts on “New favorite

  • connie clemens

    So excited to hear you love kids books too. I have collected over 50 African storybooks for Karibu including Hadithi’s Crafty Chameleon. I’ll send you the bibliography so you don’t duplicate. Which email address should I use? Also be scoping out the buildings there for a library where kids can come to check-out books to read at bedtime. You may want to volunteer to be the librarian! We’ll have 200 books plus as the school where I taught (West Tualatin View Elementary) for 27 years did a great book drive for Karibu! 🙂

  • Karissa

    Thanks for the recommendation. I love children’s books. Conestoga rec center is having a book fair next week. I know I’m going to spend lots of money cause I’m a sucker for book fairs. Anyway, I’ll keep my eye out for it.

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  • Donna Crist

    What a grand adventure for your family. I can’t quite tell from your blog what brought you to Thika and/or how long you plan on being there. Perhaps you can fill in the gaps for those family and friends who haven’t kept up with you life very closely but would love to know more!! All the best to you and your family.

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