Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum
Title: Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum
Author: Ashley Bryan
TALES J NIGERIA BRY
Five traditional Nigerian tales include “Hen and Frog,” “Why Bush Cow and Elephant are Bad Friends,” “The Husband Who Counted the Spoonfuls,” “Why Frog and Snake Never Play Together,” and “How Animals Got Their Tails.”
Here are five Nigerian folktales, retold in language as rhythmic as the beat of the story-drum, and illustrated with vibrant, evocative woodcuts.