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Ndito Runs

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Every day many children in Kenya run miles to school--so does Ndito. From her village in the highlands she runs barefoot, across ridges and down hills, under baobab trees and through tall grass. As she runs she calls up animal dreams to keep her company--she imagines she's floating like a gazelle and soaring like a crane. Anderson's text and van der Merwe's paintings evoke ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 15th 1996 by Henry Holt & Company
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With so much engery, Ndito runs to school and passes various animals along the way.
Written about a Nigerian girl happily running to school one morning, this book is full of simile. In addition to being about children from a country that hardly any children's books are about, the language is too rich not to love this. Outstanding book. Could probably be used in any grade because the text and plot aren't too complex for a younger reader, but for the similes I'd probably use it in third to fifth when they're learning about that.
Ndito is a young girl who lives in Kenya who excitedly runs to school every day, eager to learn. Beautiful illustrations and wonderful similies.
A little girl in Kenya runs to school, imagining she's various animals. Nice pictures, but overall seemed a bit undistinguished to me.
Jade Saleem
Great book that ties into to African American culture. Books introduces elementary students to open their imagination and soar.
Fun and school positive, though not a lot happens! Shows a lot of African scenery.
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