by: Verna Aardema | pictures by: Leo and Diane Dillon
So this is my attempt at something different. I loved this book growing up. I think that the illustrations are brilliant. I’m sure that you have your preconceived notion of my voice – so brace yourself because you’re probably going to be weirded out. I am by no means a professional narrator, nor am I particularly fabulous at reading aloud. C’est la vie. Enjoy!
Credits: A West African Tale – retold by Verna Aardema
pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon
Text and pictures copyright 1975
Awards: 1976 Caldecott Medal Award Winner
Reading Rainbow’s 101 Best Children’s Books (1976)
As a technical aside, I do not recommend WeVideo. There are no exports or downloads without a fee – but I was over invested in this project time-wise to redo it somewhere else. (I didn’t pay, this is just embedded.)
Whatcha think, Readers? #WeNeedDiverseReads? I’m a little weird about the passing of the blame down the animal chain – but seriously, who likes mosquitoes? Also, maybe the moral is that if you tell lies baby owls will die.