Fast, brave Lami has to learn to do quick thinking, not quick running, if she wants to be the best chicken catcher in the village!
Lami loves chickens. She’s the best chicken catcher in the village. She’s fast, she’s brave and she always catches that chicken. Until the day she chases one up the baobab tree, slips … and falls. How can she catch chickens with a sore ankle? Could there be another way to catch that chicken?
Told with great humour by Nigerian storyteller, Atinuke, this story of the headstrong, impetuous Lami will strike a chord with all children. The gentle message – to use quick thinking not just quick running – gives an incredibly satisfying ending, while Angela Brooksbank’s beautiful artwork captures the energy and the beauty of the West African setting perfectly.
About the Author
Atinuke was born in Nigeria and spent her childhood in both Africa and the UK. As a traditional oral storyteller, drawing upon her recent Yoruba ancestry, she visits schools and theatres all over the world. Atinuke is the author of the bestselling Anna Hibiscus fiction series, as well as the No. 1 Car Spotter series, and the picture books Baby Goes to Market and B Is for Baby illustrated by Angela Brooksbank and Hugo illustrated by Birgitta Sif. Atinuke lives on a mountain overlooking the sea in west Wales and supports the charity SOS Children’s Village.
Angela Brooksbank worked as a designer and art director in the children’s book industry before undertaking an MA at the Cambridge School of Art, and turning her hand to her own illustration. She is the illustrator of Baby Goes to Market and B Is for Baby, both written by Atinuke. About her picture book inspiration, Angela says, “I am constantly inspired by children’s energy and unique response to life and hope that my work conveys some of their playful spirit.”
Publisher : Walker Books (1 July 2021)
Language : English
Paperback : 32 pages
Reading age : 3 – 7 years
Philip M Schrader –
This is a wonderful book. I love the story and drawings. All my kids, ages 2, 5, and 9 enjoyed this book.