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Moja Means One (Picture Puffin Books) Paperback – August 15, 1992
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Though the book was written with African-American children in mind, I believe all children can benefit from reading it. Each number is accompanied by a two-page grayscale drawing. The lack of color may be a problem for younger readers. My 3 year-old son, for example, was not interested in a second read-through. My 5 year-old daughter however was intrigued by how African culture (grantedly of the late 1960's) was different from our own. The counting was not of particular interest to us but all of the other aspects of non-urban African life were.
Pictures depicted are snowy Kilimanjaro, a children's game called Mankala, coffee trees, mothers carrying their babies on their backs (which we now do in the US), savanna animals, styles of dress, Nile river fish, busy market stalls, musicians and their instruments, and, at last, a storyteller entrancing young listeners.
My only complaint is that there is not more to this book: more beautiful drawings; and more explanations of the activities that are depicted. Still a nice book for children who seek an introduction to the broader world.
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Got this for my grandchildren. They love it. Would recommend seller and bookPublished 2 months ago by C. Coleman
I loved it. I am learning Swahili and i loved the pictures and learning the numbers.Published 16 months ago by Paula A. Cole
MOJA MEANS ONE not only teaches people how to count to ten in Swahili, but it also is filled with information about East African culture. Read morePublished on June 15, 2014 by tvtv3
Bought this for friends and their toddler. He's 11/2 and loves practicing counting! Truly a great gift for any age.Published on February 18, 2014 by chocaholic
i have reviewed this book. It appears to be the book that it appeared to be. It is the book I ordered and it is used.Published on October 30, 2011 by micron
I bought this and Jambo means Hello for my nanny who is from Kenya and expecting her first child. She loved them, and I have to say they are beautiful books. Read morePublished on October 6, 2011 by Happy Mommy