Review on Booklist

Amadi’s Snowman got a great review in the July issue of Booklist!

Booklist, 7/1/08, American Library Association
Amadi, an Igbo boy in sun-drenched Nigeria, sees no point in learning 
to read, until he sees a picture of a snowman in a book and is curious 
to find out more. He wants to learn about the far-off country where 
frozen rain falls from the sky – a world so different from his own – 
and the chance to read about it fills him with joy. Children will enjoy 
reading about Amadi’s life in the village, depicted in the earth-toned, 
intimate scenes. It’s a nice reversal that young children will be able 
to grasp – what looks exotic and faraway to one person is a place where 
someone else lives.


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