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The Matatu

The Matatu

Written by Eric Walters

Narrated by Iambic Productions


The Matatu

Written by Eric Walters

Narrated by Iambic Productions

ratings:
3.5/5 (3 ratings)
Length:
19 minutes
Released:
May 1, 2012
ISBN:
9781459803428
Format:
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Description

Kioko had been watching the matatus come and go for as long as he could remember. But today, for his fifth birthday, he climbs aboard one with his grandfather. As the matatu pulls away from the market, the village dogs chase after them. When Kioko asks his grandfather why the dogs always bark and chase after matatus, his grandfather tells him an entertaining tale about a dog, a goat and a sheep. Set in East Africa, The Matatu is a colorful story filled with many unexpected turns and twists along the way.
Released:
May 1, 2012
ISBN:
9781459803428
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook


About the author

ERIC WALTERS, a former elementary school teacher, is one of Canada’s most popular authors for children and young adults. He has written more than seventy books that together have won more than a hundred awards, and talks to hundreds of young people in schools and libraries across the country each year. He is also the founder of Creation of Hope, which provides care for orphans in the Makueni district of Kenya, and lives in Mississauga, Ontario. Visit him online at www.ericwalters.net.


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3.3
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  • (3/5)
    Two pleasant aspects to this story: the warm interaction between boy and grandfather, and the folkloric story grandfather tells about why the goats, sheep and dogs chase act they way they do around the matatu (bus).
  • (4/5)
    In The Matatu, Kioko is finally riding the Matatu (bus) to Machakos with his grandfather. On the way, he notices dogs chasing the bus. He asks his grandfather why they do that. His grandfather tells him the story of when the goat, the sheep, and the dog rode the Matatu long ago. This was a very pretty book. The illustrations were interesting and clearly inspired by the setting (Africa). It had some small math in it. It also taught about responsibility, patience, and respect. Overall, it was pretty good. It would be a good read-aloud or independent read for 2nd grade and up as it's a bit slow-moving.
  • (3/5)
    Appealing depiction of a grandfather-grandson relationship.