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Daddy, Theres a Hippo in the Grapes Lucy Dobkins 0882898892 9780882898896 <It is becoming more essential all the time that American childrenknow more about children in other countries . . . . Fundamental similaritieshelp us
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Daddy, Theres a Hippo in the Grapes by Lucy Dobkins

<It is becoming more essential all the time that American childrenknow more about children in other countries . . . . Fundamental similaritieshelp us understand each other. Although Ibrahim Ngobe, the main character inthis story, lives on a large farm near an African forest, he could just aseasily be the boy next door to us, dreaming of success but chafing at chores,resisting authority, and resenting punishment.<Lucy M. DobkinsDaddy, Theres a Hippo in the Grapes is an excellentintroduction for children to the cultural heritage of people and life inequatorial Africa. The story follows the successes and failures of a Kenyan boynamed Ibrahim Ngobe, providing young readers with a personal perspective on hisfamily, their farm, their society, and their relationship with the environmentand nature.Set in the hills of Kenya, Daddy, Theres a Hippo in the Grapestells the story of young Ibrahim and his rather special problem-his fathersharvest of grapes has suddenly become a delicacy to the local hippos. Ibrahimhas difficulty convincing his family that hippos were invading their vineyard,and once they finally believe him, he must face the task of ridding thevineyards of the hippos and the other animals who have come to dine there.An educator, childrens storybook author, and textbook author, Lucy Dobkinsbrings to life the intriguing setting of Kenya through her wonderfuldescriptions of the farmlands, plains, and jungles of the region. Her experiencewith children has made her an ideal resource for a story that will not only holda childs attention, but will teach the values of an alternative culture. Withthe help of illustrator Kirk Botero, her descriptive text creates give a clearimage of contemporary Kenya for young readers.

Author: Lucy Dobkins

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 88

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

Publication Date: 1992-09-30

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ISBN: 0882898892


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