About the Book, Author and Illustrator
Drawing on song lyrics, which in turn draw on a heritage of African folklore, this incantatory dialogue between a mother and daughter paired with startlingly beautiful illustrations celebrates love, resilience and the spiritual power of the “old-time ways” – tradition and shared cultural memory – to sustain and uplift.
You can listen to the song in the YouTube clip below.
I wish I could fly too
I like the colours in this book. It’s like night and day. The sunset was very pretty. It was nice how the people could fly. I wish I could fly too.
The lines in the poem are short. You can read it quickly. The words end the same so it sounds nice.
I didn’t understand the story. I want to know where the promised land is. I wish it said in the book where I could find the land.
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- Name: Adam
- Age: 3 years
- Likes: Eating fruit, doing jigsaws, playing in the park
- Dislikes: Helicopters and fireworks
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- Favourite Song: Five Little Monkeys