In the center of Adaora’s slice of paw-paw is a perfect star shape. She doesn’t want to spoil it, so she and her cousin Ugo set off to find a different piece of fruit. As they walk, the children see all kinds of shapes: Uncle Eze’s rectangular agbada, musicians playing circle-topped elephant drums, a crescent-shaped plantain, even plants with leaves in the shape of a heart. Ifeoma Onyefulu’s vibrant prose and vivid photographs are a charming introduction to both shapes and to Nigerian village life. Sidebars provide further details about the fascinating objects illustrated.
Childrens-Books, Early-Learning, Basic-Concepts, Size-Shape,