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A Swahili girl is abducted by a Zimwi and told to be the voice inside his singing drum.

Project Gutenberg 0 editions. Now I’m twenty three and I still remember the story and the lesson it taught. Claudia rated it really liked it Mar 09, Caroline Bennett rated it really liked it Aug 11, There is also a massive opportunity for role play as the children could have fun acting out characters or scenes from the book, especially as the author uses interesting sounds and words to express emotions in the story.

The story tells of three sisters in a Swahili village who set out on a journey to the sea. Jun 07, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Susan Meddaugh, 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.


Bimwili and the Zimwi : Verna Aardema :

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The Best Books of 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. This funny looking monster entertains neighboring villages with this “singing drum”. Add to Your books.

Bimwili and the Zimwi

May 26, Magila rated it it was ok Shelves: Another great African tale brought to story! For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. Google Books — Loading Laurel Parker rated it really liked it Jan 04, Paperback32 pages. Emily Hoag rated it it was amazing Apr 04, Bimwili and the Bimwilii Trivia About Bimwili and the Z Traditional literature, African folk tale This is a freaky story about a biimwili girl who gets separated from her sisters rhe a walk.

I read it to my niece when she comes over and I plan to read it to my own children. Great retelling of a folk tale. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Ziwmi 16, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 22, Kaitlin R. My sister hung onto every word as I read. What is in store for them? Bimwili, our heroine, is captured on her adventure by an evil Zimwi who hides her inside a drum and uses her lovely singing to make his fortune, traveling from village to village and tricking people into thinking the drum is singing.


References to this work on external resources. When they visit Bimwili’s own village her voice is recognized and her father rescues her by filling the drum with sand, which of course fails to sing at the command of Zimwi.

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

Looking for beautiful books? Aardema was married twice, and died in in Fort Myers, Florida. She creates a song about her shell that she soon is forced to sing for the village monster– the Zimwi.

My mother gave me this book when I was in Kindergarten and I have loved it ever since. To ask other readers questions about Bimwili and the Zimwiplease sign up. Jenreejohn Debil rated it it was amazing Dec 02, The theme of listening to parents’ warnings is central.