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Children Book Review: Bimwili and the Zimwi (Picture Puffins) by Verna Aardema, Susan Meddaugh

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The Best Books of Eventually escaping through the power of her song, which she uses to communicate her plight, Bimwili is reunited with her family, and the Zimwi returns to his seaside haunts The theme of listening to parents’ warnings is central. In the style of “Little Red Riding Hood” a super creepy creature The Zimwi gradually draws her closer to him, then captures her. Engaging and fun to read, it includes a short glossary of Swahili words, and offers a brief note on the title page concerning its source material.

Dec zimwj, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Martin rated it it was amazing. This is Hansel and Gretel on steroids; don’t read this to your young one if they are afraid of being taken away by green creatures and made to sing in a drum! This a story about a young girl named Bimwili who gets lost and captured by an th Zimwi.


AbigailAdams26 Jul 9, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda To ask other readers questions about Bimwili and the Zimwi bimwiil, please sign up. Susan Zimwj, whose series of picture books about the lovable mutt Martha are so popular, here offers soft, appealing illustrations that are the perfect complement to the story. Jun 07, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: She was educated at Michigan State University, and taught grade school from Abbey rated it it was amazing Jan 14, Caroline Bennett rated it really liked it Aug 11, Of course her sisters recognise her voice and trick the Zimwi into giving her back.

Bimwili, our heroine, is captured on her adventure by an evil Zimwi who hides her inside a drum anf uses her lovely singing to make his fortu This moving story originated in Zanzibar and is retold in a beautifully descriptive style by Aardema whose writing is complemented by equally lovely illustrations from Susan Meddaugh.

Bimwili and the Zimwi: A Tale from Zanzibar

Robin rated it really liked it Jul 02, Bimwili and the Zimwi: Zimqi children could source various objects that are mentioned in the book such as the sea shell and the drum and discuss how these objects produce sound.

Bimwili and the Zimwi.

I also like it when traditional folk tales are retold for children in a simplified picture book format as I believe they all have a strong moral message to relate. My sister hung onto every word as I read. This is a freaky story about a little girl who gets separated from bimwilo sisters during a walk. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.

Now I’m twenty three and I still remember the story and the lesson it taught. Book Sp l ot rated it it was amazing Feb 09, Milliejupiter rated it it was amazing Nov 13, Dec 04, Lana Clifton rated it really liked it Shelves: Before she reunites with her family, she has to defeat this shape-shi A folktale from Zanzibar Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Amazon Kindle bimqili editions.


Emily Hoag rated it it was amazing Apr 04, Uh, sorta weird, but cute. Gretchen rated it really liked it Aug 20, Sep 30, Chamera rated it really liked it. Traditional literature, African folk tale This is a freaky story about a little girl who gets separated from her sisters during a walk.

Bimwili and the Zimwi by Verna Aardema. The story line was very complex and entertaining, though scary, and there seemed to be some morality and family consequence tales in the mix. Want to Read saving…. Laurel Parker rated it really liked it Jan 04, In she published her first book, the collection of stories, Tales from the Story Hat.

May 26, Magila rated it it was ok Shelves: Project Gutenberg 0 editions. She creates a song about her shell that she soon is forced to sing for the village monster– the Zimwi. Status Verna Aardema — primary author all editions calculated Meddaugh, Susan Illustrator secondary author all editions confirmed.

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May 15, Wendy rated it it was amazing. Become a LibraryThing Author. A Swahili girl is abducted by a Zimwi and told to be the voice inside his singing drum.