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Emeka's Gift ; an African Counting Story (Picture Puffins)

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As a young African boy travels to visit his grandmother, he passes through the village market, where he sees things Granny would like--four brooms, five hats, six necklaces, and so on. Stunning color photographs taken in a Nigerian village illustrate this heartwarming story.
Paperback, 24 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Puffin Books (first published 1995)
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Corey Lynch
The story of a boy named Emeka who makes a journey to his grandmothers house. Along the way he encounters many people and objects that he counts and finds useful. This book contains lots of good information about the culture that Emeka comes from as well as counting. In the classroom this story could be used to bring up the topic of diversity as well as to help students learn to count up to 10. This book also provides good information on African culture that could be used to expose students to a ...more
Abigail Flanagan
Emeka is walking to see his grandmother over in the next village. Along the way he sees his friends, people going to the market, and even some water pots! Throughout the story the author uses the text to count from one to 10. Along the way you learn different things about the African culture. Also, you see real life pictures of people in Africa!

Emeka's Gift can be used to expose students to a different culture that they may not be so familiar with. Also, it can be used to help them learn to coun
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Carlee
Apr 08, 2013 Carlee rated it liked it
This book works on a variety of levels: a simple counting book, a pleasant story about a boy searching for a gift for his grandmother, and an introduction to West African culture. The colorful photographs will appeal to both African and non-African readers. Sidebars contain additional cultural information.
LeAnne
This book works on a variety of levels: a simple counting book, a pleasant story about a boy searching for a gift for his grandmother, and an introduction to West African culture. The colorful photographs will appeal to both African and non-African readers. Sidebars contain additional cultural information.
Jenna
Feb 14, 2013 Jenna rated it liked it
Shelves: culture, math, integrated
An African counting story that gives insight on African culture but gives students information with mathematical, counting concepts.
Ashley Greenfield
This book introduces the African culture and relates math concepts.
Margaret Zhang
Apr 03, 2012 Margaret Zhang rated it really liked it
Beautiful. Can't get over Onyefulu's exquisite photos.
Christina
Storyline along with good extra information.
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