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Sikulu & Harambe by the Zambezi River
An African version of the Good Samaritan Story
Suggested retail price (U.S.): $14.99
ISBN-13: 978-0-9777382-4-3
Pub date:  07/2008
Type/format: Picture book / Hard Cover
Age range: 3 yrs - 8 yrs 
Number of pages: 32
Size: 8.5” X 11”
Grade range: Preschool - Grade 3   
Binding Type: Library
Author: Kunle Oguneye
This is the first in a series of adventures that follow Sikulu the spider and Harambe the Hippo as they travel to different countries in Africa.  In this story, they are in the village of Sioma where they encounter an old woman in need of help.  The other animals all have convenient excuses for not helping while Sikulu & Harambe are the only ones who do.

Based on an actual folktale, it is a great story that reinforces the beauty of kindness to young children.  The book also offers a glossary of terms and weaves information about Zambian culture into the story.  Children and adults alike come away better informed about life in Zambia.
About the Author
Kunle Oguneye was born and raised in Nigeria.  He has lived in the United States for the last thirteen years, spending the last four of those years in the Puget Sound Area.  He left a career in technology in order to pursue his love for children’s story-telling.