Join Arusha, Mosi, Tumpe and their Maasai friends as they set out on a counting journey through the grasslands of Tanzania. Along the way, the children encounter all sorts of animals including elephants, lions and monkeys, while counting from one to ten in both English and Swahili. The lively, rhyming text is accompanied by an illustrated guide to counting in Swahili, a map, notes about each of the animals, and interesting facts about Tanzania and the Maasai people.
Product Dimensions:10 x 9.75 inches
Page Count:32 pages
Age Range:Ages 4-10 years
Awards & Accolades
Practical Pre-School Gold Award Winner, 2004
Best Books of the Year, Family Fun Magazine, 2003
Book of the Year Award, Child Magazine, 2003
Book of the Year Silver Award, ForeWord Magazine, 2004
Capitol Choices Selection, 2004
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, 2004
Teachers’ Choice Award, Learning Magazine, 2004
★ "The text’s easy, natural rhythm makes reading aloud a pleasure... [a] brilliant, horizon-expanding outing" — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
About the Contributors
Written by - Laurie Krebs
Laurie Krebs combines her love of children's literature with her enthusiasm for traveling, to create her wonderful picture books that bring readers all around the world. She lives in Virginia with her husband, Bill.
Illustrated by - Julia Cairns
Julia Cairns began her career as a fine artist in Botswana, Africa, where she lived for nine years. Though she now resides in the United States, Julia continues to be inspired by the joy and hopeful spirit that she found in the people of Botswana. Julia lives in Northern California with her husband, two children, two dogs, two horses and three chickens.