Catch That Goat! A Market Day in Nigeria by Polly Alakija
  

Synopsis

Catch That Goat! A Market Day in Nigeria by Polly Alakija

Ayoka has been left in charge of the family goat - but within minutes it has vanished. As Ayoka searches the streets of the town, she starts to realise just how much trouble the runaway is creating among the market stalls. Will Ayoka finally catch up with her mischievous goat? Children will enjoy counting backward from ten to one as they help Ayoka find the goat in this hilarious hide-and-seek caper. This new edition includes informative endnotes on Nigeria and the Yoruba language.

Reviews

'The detailed illustrations capture the hubbub and diversity of African town life so that, besides the story about a runaway goat, there are also lots of interesting talking points'

'On opening this book there is immediately a wonderful impression of colour, pattern and movement created in the first few pages and one already feels transported to Africa - a foreign land... The book is a joy to read and participate in. It is full of interest and entertainment for young children'

About the Author

Polly Alakija lives in Ibadan, Nigeria, with her husband, four children, three dogs, three goats (not quite as mischievous as the one in this story), a giant tortoise and thirteen horses. She completed an art foundation course at Oxford Polytechnic before training as a Montessori teacher. She then taught art to primary school children and art workshops in London before moving to Nigeria in 1990. She now combines her family life with freelance work as a painter, illustrator, and interior designer.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
40 pages

Author

Polly Alakija
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Publisher

Barefoot Books Ltd

Publication date

1st March 2007

ISBN

9781846860560

Publisher Profile

Barefoot Books Ltd is an imprint of Barefoot Books

logo Barefoot Books celebrate art and story that opens the hearts and minds of children from all walks of life, inspiring them to read deeper, search further, and explore their own creative gifts.

Publisher's Website

www.barefoot-books.com


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