Monday, November 21, 2011

We All Went on Safari

Let's continue on our journey through the travel books of Barefoot with a trip to Tanzania in We All Went on Safari, by Laurie Krebs with illustrations by Julia Cairns.

As with so many Barefoot Books, the illustrations in this book are simply gorgeous and full of details.  Each page shows a Maasai family traveling through the grasslands of Tanzania, counting animals from one to ten in English and Swahili.

Don't be deceived by the simple rhyme and the fact that the counting only goes to ten - this is a book that your child will be able to read and enjoy and learn from for many, many, many years (the official age range from Barefoot is 4 years old to 10 years old).  Older children can learn from the detailed end notes, including a map of Tanzania, more Swahili words, and information about the Maasai people and their way of life.

As if all of that weren't enough, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book is donated to the African Wildlife Foundation, which has been working since 1961 to help African nations design successful long-term strategies for conserving their wildlife and wilderness areas. 

We All Went on Safari is available in hardcover for $16.99, and there is also a paperback version in Spanish for $7.99 (though it is currently out of stock).  We All Went on Safari is also part of the Barefoot Books for Africa program, in which you can have a hardcover copy of the book delivered directly to a school or library in Africa for just $5.


Remember, just two days left in the Global Giveaway - make sure you enter before Wednesday for your chance at the Grand Prize and to receive a special discount code good for the rest of the year!

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