The Day the Rains Fell By Anne Faundez, Karin Littlewood (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anne Faundez, Karin Littlewood (Illustrator)
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A wonderful, evocative tale about how waterholes came to exist on the African savannah At the beginning of time a goddess descends to Earth and finds that parts of the land are dry, the plants are wilting, and the animals are thirsty, for even when it rains on the parched surface, the water just runs off. The goddess is inspired to make enormous pots of clay which she pushes into the earth to collect the rainwater so the animals can drink. While she works, her daughter collects bits of leftover clay and makes a necklace. Once the pots are in place, the animals show their gratitude by adding colors to the dull beads of the necklace—the flamingo gives its bright pink, the zebra its stripes, and the ant the deep red of the earth inside its anthill. Featuring beautiful watercolor illustrations and a page of information about traditional African pots and beads, this book also includes activities for children to do on their own.

About the Author

Anne Faundez is the author of A Cloak for Swallow, How to Write Reports, Little Red Riding Hood, and Tiddalik the Frog. Karin Littlewood has illustrated more than 300 children's books, including Catherine's Gift, Home Now, and The Most Important Gift of All, and has twice been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781848530157
ISBN-10: 1848530153
Publisher: Tamarind
Publication Date: July 9th, 2010
Pages: 32
Language: English