Quick, Slow, Mango!

Cover image  Can you say “adorable elephant”? Quick, Slow, Mango by Anik McGrory (Bloomsbury, 2011) is a story about friendship. But it also conveys a message to young readers about when it’s appropriate to be quick and when it’s better to be slow. Fantastic pencil and watercolor illustrations adorn this action-filled story. The littlest picture book fans will fall in love with Kidogo the elephant and PolePole the monkey. Along the way, readers will learn some new words. A note in the front of the book says: “The word kidogo means little in Kiswahili. Pole, pole means slowly, slowly and is often used to remind people to take their time.”

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