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Tibili: The Little Boy Who Didn't Want to Go to School
Tibili laughs. All the time. Sometimes he even laughs in his sleep. But when his mother tells him he'll be going to school when classes start again, he stops laughing. Tibili doesn't want to go to school. He doesn't want to sit in a classroom. He doesn't think he needs to know how to read and write. He would rather read the sky or the red dust of the road. He would rather ...more
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published March 1st 2002 by Kane/Miller Book Publishers
(first published November 1st 2001)
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I love children’s books by authors from other countries – they take away my ability to predict the story, and I am so often happily surprised by the unexpected twists and turns and endings. Marie Léonard’s Tibili, The Little Boy Who Didn’t Want to Go to School, is no exception. The author is French, but the book is set in Africa, where Tibili, the boy who laughs at everything stops laughing when he learns he must soon start school (Andrée Prigent’s illustration of the non-laughing Tibili made me ...more