All Aboard for the Bobo Road
All aboard for the Bobo Road! Fatima and Galo load the luggage while their dad Big Ali drives the bus. Help count bikes, sacks of rice, melons and even goats and chickens as the bus travels past Gurunsi houses, the hippo lake, waterfalls and jungle, all the way to Bobo. With the authentic setting in Burkina Faso drawn from the author’s own experience, this is a wonderfully fun introduction for small children to an amazing culture.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Andersen Press USA|
|Imprint||Andersen Press USA|
|Number of Pages||32|
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
“The numerous vibrant details make this a great choice not only as a counting primer but also for use as an introduction to Burkina Faso culture and geography.”—Booklist
“[Davies] gives readers an enchanting portrait of daily life . . . [and] Corr’s folk-style gouache paintings pulsate with energy. . . . A delightful introduction to a lively way of life.”—Kirkus Reviews
Author: Stephen Davies
Stephen Davies is a missionary living amongst Fulani herders in West Africa. He speaks Fulfulde, eats millet, and accompanies cattle-drives. He also write for the Guardian Weekly (Letters from Burkina Faso). Have a look at his website: www.voiceinthedesert.org.uk.
Illustrator: Christopher Corr
Christopher Corr was born in London and studied at The Royal College of Art. His round-the-world travels provide much inspiration for his work. He has recently been working on some children's books.