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Pretty Salma by Niki Daly
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Feb 09, 10

bookshelves: traditional-lit
Read from February 08 to 09, 2010

One day, on the quiet side of town, pretty Salma's grandmother asks her to go to the market. Salma gets dressed up in her blue scarf, skirt, beads and sandals. Grandma warns her, "don't talk to strangers" and off she goes. But on her way home, slick Mr. Dog begins talking to her. As they head back to her house, he cons her into giving up her sandals, beads, scarf and wrap! Pretty Salma doesn't know what to do, and Mr. Dog is on his way to grandma's house! Luckily, grandfather has a plan.

This clever spin on a popular fairy tale is filled with details of African culture. I recommend reading this with early elementary aged students. This is an excellent book to add to a fairy tale unit.

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