Mwenye Hadithi African Folk Tale Collection 14 Books Set (African Animal Tales)

Mwenye Hadithi African Folk Tale Collection 14 Books Set (African Animal Tales)

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Titles in This Set
Bumping Buffalo
Cross Crocodile
Handsome Hog
Awkward Aardvark
Baby Baboon
Crafty Chameleon
Enormous Elephant
Greedy Zebra
Hot Hippo
Hungry Hyena
Laughing Giraffe
Lazy Lion
Running Rhino
Tricky Tortoise
Description

Bumping Buffalo
Bumping Buffalo liked to bump. He had great big horns with a huge pad in the middle, just right for bumping the other animals. This is the story of how Buffalo went looking for trouble and found it!

Cross Crocodile
Long ago on the Great African Plains, it was so dry before the rain came that all the animals were hot, and thirsty, and hungry. All, that is, except Cross Crocodile. This is the story of how Monkey tricked Crocodile into sharing his food with the other animals.

Handsome Hog
On the Great Grassy African Plain Handsome Hog had a beautiful smooth coat and an extremely elegant tail. This is the story of how Handsome Hog lost his looks and became known as Warthog to the other animals.
Mwenye Hadithi is a pen name and means a story-teller in Swahili.

Awkward Aardvark
On the Great Grassy African Plain Handsome Hog had a beautiful smooth coat and an extremely elegant tail. This is the story of how Handsome Hog lost his looks and became known as Warthog to the other animals.
Mwenye Hadithi is a pen name and means a story-teller in Swahili.

Baby Baboon
Leopard is hungry, but he is also lazy. How will he catch his dinner? Leopard recruits the help of Baboon and Baby Baboon to trap Hare whom he plans to eat for his dinner. But Leopard is outwitted and Baby Baboon laughs and laughs.
This is the story of how Leopard came to lie in wait in the trees and why you just might hear Baby Baboon laughing and laughing.

Crafty Chameleon
Tormented every morning by leopard and bullied by crocodile, the clever little chameleon decides to play a trick on them. He manages to get the better of his two oppressors without them even knowing how he did it! This is the story of why Crafty Chameleon changes colour and hides when he hears you coming.

Enormous Elephant
In the days before the Big Rains, many of the animals looked very different. This is the story of how Enormous Elephant came to wave his long trunk and swish his long tail on the Great Plains.

Greedy Zebra
When the animals discovere a cave full of furs and skins, they discarde their drab skins for glossy new ones. Greedy zebra, arrives late, after a delicious snack, only to find a few stripes of black cloth. He squeezes into them but Greedy Zebra iis too big for them and his new coat bursts open!
The story of how all the animals chose their clothing, except for Greedy Zebra, who had to take the left-over pieces . . .

Hot Hippo
Hippo was hot and thought how wonderful it would be to live in the water. Hippo pleaded with the god of Everything and Everywhere to let him live in the rivers and streams.
Ngai agreed Hippo could live in the water but only if he promised not to eat the little fishes and to come out of the water at night and eat grass.
The story of how Hippo came to live in the river instead of on dry land.

Hungry Hyena
Hungry Hyena steals Fish Eagle's dinner and sets off a chain of events which leads to the hyenas reaching for the moon ... with disastrous results.
This is the story of how Hungry Hyena came to slink about on the great African plain and how Fish Eagle soars in the clouds.

Laughing Giraffe
In the days long ago, Giraffe was the noisiest animal on the Great African Plain. He shouted a lot and he laughed all the time. This is the story of how the littlest Egret proved to Laughing Giraffe that you don't need to be loud to be heard.

Lazy Lion
Lazy Lion orders the animals to build him a house on the African plain.
The Weaver Birds build him a house of nest grasses and palm leaves, but Lazy Lion is too heavy to reach the door. The Ant Bears build him a house with many rooms and caverns, but it is so dark Lion can't see anything.
The animals do their best to please Lion, but he is very difficult to please. Will he ever find a home?
This is the story of how Lazy Lion found his home on the great African plain.

Running Rhino
Rhino runs everywhere. And as he runs, he leaves a wake of devastation in his path. The other animals are fed up of this rampant running and so Lion confronts him, telling him he must stop. Rhino refuses and challenges anyone to try and stop him. Out of all the animals it is little Tickbird who takes up his challenge, with interesting results!

Tricky Tortoise
When Elephant trod on Tricky Tortoise for the three hundred and thirty second time, Tortoise devised a cunning plan to teach Elephant a lesson.
This is the story of how Tricky Tortoise proves that brains are often better than strength or size.

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