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A little boy in a small Zimbabwean village learns a lesson in patience from his mother, as he helps her make their own bricks while waiting for the hen to hatch her eggs--the promised sign for his father's long anticipated return
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Kindergarten-Grade 1-A young boy in a rural village in Zimbabwe learns patience. Blessing and his brothers are in need of a new room to sleep in, so Baba is going to town to earn money to buy a door, some windows, and a roof. Baba tells his son that he'll be back when the new chicks hatch. The boys and their mother make bricks while he's gone. As they work, Blessing tries several times to hurry the hen's progress, and Mai (mother) repeatedly reminds him that some things must happen in their own time. The book has the mood of traditional African stories written to impart wisdom and to help insure smooth transitions in life. Bent's illustrations are rich in color but are of average quality. All in all, this book is nothing special.
Barbara Osborne Williams, Queens Borough Public Library, Jamaica, NY
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Book Description Peter Bedrick Books, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0872265110 NEW: Stated First Edition; Minimal shelf wear. Packaged Carefully & Shipped Promptly. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. Seller Inventory # SKU1000484
Book Description Peter Bedrick Books, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0872265110
Book Description Peter Bedrick Books, 1993. Condition: New. Jennifer Bent (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0872265110