Beat the story-drum, pum-pum

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Atheneum, Jun 30, 1987 - Juvenile Fiction - 68 pages
7 Reviews
Hen and Frog -- Why Bush Cow and Elephant are bad friends -- The husband who counted the spoonfuls -- Why Frog and Snake never play together -- How animals got their tails.

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Review: Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum

User Review  - Madison - Goodreads

This is a book with Nigerian Folktales that is written through words that rhyme. The pictures in this book are very plain. They are black and white and are often just of a few animals. They take up ... Read full review

Review: Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum

User Review  - Ashleigh Pollard - Goodreads

I understood the significance of this book, but personally I was not a fan of it. This book includes a few chapters about African Folktale stories. Mainly, the stories consisted of animals who ... Read full review


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About the author (1987)

Ashley Bryan was born in Harlem and grew up in the Bronx. He was educated at the Cooper Union Art School and Columbia University, and went to Europe on a Fulbright scholarship to study art.

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