for Not So Fast, Songololo by Niki Daly
Malusi, a black South African child, accompanies his grandmother on a shopping trip downtown and finds that, while others always complain about him lagging behind, he moves at just the right speed for his slow-walking grandma. Full-color watercolor paintings are strong in characterization and patterning, while the understated writing style depicts a loving relationship between a child and grandparent entirely through actions set in the context of every-day life experience. (Ages 3-7)
CCBC Choices 1986. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1986. Used with permission.
When Songololo's grandmother, Gogo, plans a shopping trip to the big city, he has to help her cope with all the hustle and bustle. It's all worthwhile, because at the end of the day there is a wonderful surprise in store for him.
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