Entertaining and lively texts by children’s author David Henry Wilson accompany the entries and explain anything and everything of interest: why hippo families like to wallow in mud, what noises baby giraffes make, and why you should always look at a zebra’s ears.
Nyambura is going to visit her Gogo! She arrives at the bustling market place to find that she is last in the queue and that the bus has not yet arrived. While she waits for the bus, Nyambura remembers the fun things that she and her Gogo have done together. Meanwhile, the queue of people is getting shorter and shorter because of disaster that strikes each of the waiting passengers. Will Nyambura’s generous spirit help them to get on the bus in time?
Jackson the donkey works very hard, carrying loads of mealies, carrots and potatoes up the hill to the market every week, from the little farm where he lives with the farmer, his wife Beauty and his son Goodwill. But one day Jackson just stops halfway up the hill.
‘One night a swallow arrived in the city. He was on his way to Egypt to meet his friends, but he decided to rest on the feet of the statue. The swallow was very happy with his golden perch. But as he drifted off to sleep, a large drop of water fell on him. This was odd, because the night sky was clear and warm. Then another drop fell on him. When the third drop fell, the swallow wondered if he should find a new place to sleep. Then he looked up…’
A touching story about friendship, discovery and overcoming your fears, The Little Girl Who Was Afraid of Everything Gently and sensitively encourages children to face their fears and help others. It broaches the subject of anxiety and fear kindly, without making the child feel bad about themselves, giving them the tools to start tackling their own fears.
Brimming with anticipation, our young protagonist encounters giant bugs and peculiar beasts; ancient pots and contemporary paintings; feathery leaves and flowers as big as her own head! Marvelling at objects old, new, out-of-doors and from outer space, she soon realises that her favourite museum of all is waiting for her at home: the Museum of Me!