All Aboard for the Bobo Road

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

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.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2016
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-09-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV009030, JUV030010, JUV041000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 11 x 9.5
Lexile 550
Features Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed


  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2017


Booklist Online

“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

Kirkus Reviews

“[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:

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.