Anansi and the Golden Pot: Nothing lasts so long as truth, nor travels quite so far

Anansi and the Golden Pot
32 pages, published Feb 15 2022

“Greed brings grief. Generosity brings joy.”

“How did a centuries-old tale get from Ghana to you? In Ghana, stories were traditionally spoken aloud rather than written own. Because the same few stories were told lots of times, everyone knew them by heart. A written story can get lost or destroyed. A spoken story cannot. This is why tales of Anansi the Spider have lasted for so long.”

This is a picture book! The illustrations are colorful, and bright, and a little boy nicknamed Anansi learns the value of generosity and sharing gifts with your friends and family. Would recommend. In the back there’s some non-fiction information about Ghana and more tales about Anansi the Spider. Weird to rate a picture book four stars, but … four stars? These should probably be rated on an entirely different scale, due to the fact that I am (not yet) a children’s librarian. Bookshop link. Storygraph link.

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