The Baobab Tree

Cowan, Laura/ Lopez, Jesus

A lively African folktale about a complaining tree getting its comeuppance, with fabulous colourful illustrations.

Long ago, when the gods made the world, they created the Baobab tree… and the Baobab tree was not happy. It didn’t like the sun and the rain and the wind. It didn’t like animals and birds that settled in and under its branches. It envied the other trees for their graceful leaves, their bright flowers and their succulent fruit. Finally the gods tired of its constant complaining, and made sure that it would never say another word. With fun activities after the story, and online audio in both British English and American English.