Thursday, March 19, 2009

Book Review: Kalulu the Hare Outwitted by Vukani G. Nyirenda and illustrated by Matt Morrow

Good day, Zebee here. Today we have a story told like an old time fable.

“Kalulu the Hare Outwitted” by Vukani G. Nyirenda and illustrated by Matt Morrow take place in Africa during a drought. All the animals get together and to try and figure out what they can do to have water enough for all of them.

They decide to dig a pond. Everyone pulls their weight and works hard to dig the pond. Everyone except Kalulu that is. Now here’s the part I like, Boli the zebra is the first one to try to get him to work, but he won’t and hops away. (See, the zebra is the only one that tries to get Kalulu to work.)

Each animal takes turns guarding the pond so Kalulu can’t get water. Kalulu is very cunning. Can he outsmart them all? You’ll have to read the story to find out.

The illustrations are spectacular. Matt has a way with giving wonderful expressions to each animal, and I love the zebra. He looks a little like me there. Don't you think?

Where can you buy this book? It’s an e-book and is available at NueVer
See you Sunday with more zoo news. Now let me go find our rabbits and see what they're up to.
posted by Zebee aka Joy Delgado
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