The Leopard's Drum: An Asante Tale from West Africa
Frances Lincoln Limited, Feb 1, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
Osebo the leopard has a fine drum, a huge drum, a magnificent drum. All the animals covet Osebo’s drum, but he won’t let anyone else have it, not even Nyame, the Sky-God. So, Nyame offers a big reward to the animal that brings him the drum. All try — the monkey, the elephant, even the python — and all fail. Can a very small tortoise succeed in outwitting the boastful leopard?
Jessica Souhami’s vibrant collage illustrations, full of movement and humor, add additional appeal to this delightful story. The short, rhythmic text is perfect for reading aloud.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ashleyschifano - LibraryThing
Osebo is a leopard who thinks has the biggest and most magnificent drum. He is very selfish with his drum and will not let anyone play it. He won't even let the Sky God play it. The Sky God gets upset ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nfigue1 - LibraryThing
The Leopard’s Drum shares the story of Osebo, a leopard with a powerful instrument. The book contains simplistic, culture-based illustrations which give the story a true exotic feel. The animals are ... Read full review