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Our collection of African tales

THE CROSS-WITH-US RHINOCEROS

‘I think that rhinoceros Is very, very cross with us; VERY, VERY cross with us,’ said I. ‘He must be very cross with us, He’s charging down on top of us A cross-with-us rhinoceros! But why When young adventurers discover a lone rhinoceros, panic sets in and they run. As we so often learn in life, this rollicking story-rhyme teaches that things are not always the way they seem.

THE GIRAFFE WHO GOT IN A KNOT

The sun was ablaze in the African sky, when Cardwell Giraffe happened to spy a quite irresistible camel thorn tree, the sight of which made Cardwell weak at the knee. In a rapture of eating Cardwell closes his eyes and begins munching away. What follows next in this hilarious tale will have you in knots of laughter.

THE WARTHOG'S TAIL

The warthog's tail is a wonderful wonder, he runs it stands up, when he stands it goes under. The warthog's tail was not always so. You heard what happened? Do you know? Do you know? This tale of that tail goes right back to the very beginning in racing to a most enthralling and amusing, in every sense of the word - end.

THE BABOON WHO WENT TO THE MOON

One night when the moon shone full in the sky Baboon tried to jump there, he jumped so high, But the moon is as high as high can be… Baboon soon realises that the moon is a lot further away than it seems. Undaunted, he remains steadfastly determined to get there. His antics make hilarious reading and portray just how far determination can take you.

HELLO TORTOISE

Hello, Tortoise, please do tell, What do you look like out of your shell? How do you leave, I wonder, what’s more? Is it a squeeze? Or is there a door? This playful fun-rhyme is bound to set kids thinking differently in arriving at the conclusion that things are usually the way they are for very good reasons.

THE BUNGLE IN THE JUNGLE

Bored with your looks? Want something new? Meet here tomorrow at dawn if you do. Armed with a magical, upside-down tortoise, Baboon paints these words on a baobab tree as a ploy to adorning himself in more handsome attire. Vanity, however, can often backfire.

HOPPY CHRISTMAS

It was Christmas and Santa was travelling the world, With a gift for every boy and girl. Things were fine. He was sailing along. But in Africa it all went wrong. Santa got stuck in the Okavango, In mud as mushy as an over-ripe mango.

ALL SQUAWK NO TALK

"How well I remember that fateful day. 'Let's get a parrot,' we heard Dad say." A brilliant story-rhyme that gets funnier and noisier with every turn of the page.

AUDIO BOOKS

Our collection of African tales

Storytime Africa Volume 1

The Warthog's Tail
The Giraffe who Got in a knot
Hello Tortoise
The Cross-With-Us Rhinoceros
The Baboon and The Grunders

Storytime Africa Volume 2

Bungle in the Jungle
The Giraffe with the Magic Tail
Hello Hippo
The Frog who Lost her hop
The Baboon who went to the Moon

Storytime Africa Volume 3

Hoppy Christmas
The Unspotted Giraffe
The Fish who could Wish
Hello Gnu
King Baboon's New Year Party

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