Welcome to Zanzibar Road by Niki Daly

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On a hot day in Africa, the neighborhood of Zanzibar Road is bustling! There’s always someone ready to share a funny story, lend a helping hand, or celebrate a big day. As soon as Mama Jumbo walks down this special street, she knows she’s found the perfect place to settle down. And with her kind heart and big imagination, she’s sure to fit right in with her neighbors. There’s Baba Jive, who likes to play his sax; Bro Vusi and his bookmobile; Louie-Louie, who sells sweets in his shop; mischievous Juju; friendly Kwela and Buti; and lovable Little Chico. You’ll get to meet all of these delightful characters in five short, funny, and sweet stories, just right for reading alone or sharing with a neighbor of your own.

About Niki Daly

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Niki Daly is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children. He lives in Kleinmond, a small seaside town in Western Cape, South Africa, and often finds inspiration for his stories in African peoples and cultures.
Published June 12, 2006 by Clarion Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Juju (a monkey) helps hang a house number on the home (“a rusty old store sign”—7 UP) and Mama Jumbo settles in, but it just doesn’t feel like home until Little Chico (a chicken) comes to share her home.

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Five mini-stories punctuated with Daly's (Jamela's Dress) lively large and small spot illustrations tell how Mama Jumbo's whole neighborhood helps to build her house, and how she forms her ""family"" (Mama Jumbo invites the scrawny rooster to share her home).

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