Chidi Only Likes Blue: An African Book of Colours

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9781845074265: Chidi Only Likes Blue: An African Book of Colours

Nneka's little brother's favourite colour is blue, but could it be because he doesn't know any others? Nneka decides to teach him nine colours seen in their village - from the yellow of the "gari" they eat to the pink of the flowers growing around their house.

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About the Author:

Ifeoma Onyefulu was broughout up in a traditional village in Eastern Nigeria. Her highly acclaimed children's books are renowned for countering negative images of Africa by celebrating both its traditional village life and its urban life. A is for Africa, her first book, has become a classic title in the genre of cultural diversity and was praised by Publishers Weekly for its 'incisive view of her country's rich heritage'. Ifeoma has twice won the Children's Africana Book Award: Best Book for Young Children in the USA> Here Comes our Bride won the award in 2005 and Ikenna Goes to Nigeria in 2008. Ifeoma lives in London with her two sons. Find out more about Ifeoma's books at

From School Library Journal:

Kindergarten-Grade 2. This companion to the author's A Is for Africa (Cobblehill, 1993) introduces everyday objects used by a family living in a Nigerian village. Chidi, a young boy whose favorite color is blue, likes it, "Because the sky is blue, and my best shirt is blue." His older sister has other favorite colors: red for the caps of the chiefs, yellow for the gari made from cassava roots, green for the leaves from the akwukwo uma plant used to wrap foods, brown for the board used in the game okwe. The color photography is sharp and lush with close-ups that help to identify the objects. The people all smile happily for the camera. Youngsters studying aspects of life in Africa or how children live in different parts of the world will find this concept book useful.?Susan Pine, New York Public Library
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