A Nigerian storyteller explores the continent of Africa country by country: its geography, peoples, animals, history, resources, and cultural diversity. The book is divided into five distinct sections--South, East, West, Central, and North--and each country is showcased on its own bright, energetic page brimming with friendly facts on science, industry, food, sports, music, wildlife, landscape features, even snippets of local languages. The richest king, the tallest sand dunes, and the planet's largest waterfall all make appearances along with drummers, cocoa growers, inventors, balancing stones, salt lakes, high-tech cities, and nomads who use GPS! Atinuke's lively and comprehensive introduction to all fifty-five African countries--a celebration scaled to dazzle and delight even very young readers--evokes the continent's unique blend of modern and traditional. Complete with colorful maps, an index, and richly patterned and textured illustrations by debut children's book artist Mouni Feddag, Africa, Amazing Africa is both a beautiful gift book and an essential classroom and social studies resource.
Atinuke is the Nigerian-born author of many books for children, including the Anna Hibiscus and No. 1 Car Spotter series. She started her career as an oral storyteller of tales from the African continent. Now she draws on her recent Yoruba ancestry to write about contemporary life in Nigeria. She currently lives in Wales.
Mouni Feddag is a British-Algerian illustrator and designer whose clients have included Anthropologie; O, The Oprah Magazine; and Real Simple. Africa, Amazing Africa is her first book for children. She lives in Nottingham, England.
- Publisher: Candlewick; Illustrated edition (November 16, 2021)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 80 pages
- ISBN-10: 1536205370
- ISBN-13: 9781536205374
- Reading age: 7 - 10 years
- Grade level: 2 - 5
- Item Weight: 1.85 pounds
- Dimensions: 10.31 x 0.53 x 11.63 inches