Wednesday, 7 August 2013

The Magic Bojabi Tree by Dianne Hofmeyer

Illustrated by Piet Grobler

Review by The Mole

Python has wrapped himself around the magical mango-melon-pomegranate tree and the animals cannot reach the fruit - and they are hungry. When asked to let them eat some of the fruit Python says only if they can name the tree. None of the animals know the name but they know that Lion does and they decide to send Zebra to ask him. In turn they all go and by the time they get back they have each forgotten what they were told! Until they send the slowest of them all -  Tortoise - would he be able to succeed and get back in time?

Lovely soft colours adorn every page of this delightful story. Each of the illustrations is done in that naive style that makes the animals recognisable but somehow more friendly to the young reader. The font chosen and page layout is very focussed on the young reader but could still be a read-aloud book, but this is one I would want to share by sitting and listening to my child read to me.

A delightful present for the younger reader.

Publisher - Frances Lincoln
Genre - Children's, picture book, Early Reader

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