Reviewed by Erica L. (age 7)
I like the pictures because they look life-like and the pictures have lots of details. The words explain the pictures. Where you see Nyasha and a snake in the garden, the words explain that the plant is a yam vine and why Nyasha is happy that the snake is there. It eats things that would eat her vegetables.
I like Nyasha better because she is kind. Manyara feels that kindness is only weakness. When she meets a hungry boy, she is selfish, ?I have only brought enough for myself.?. Nyasha hands the boy a yam which ?she had brought for her lunch?.
I haven?t read any other book like this. I think this is a fantastic African tale that everyone should enjoy. Adults should read this book to their children, nieces, or nephews.