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 - lvalido - LibraryThing
My favorite part of this book are the illustrations. The colors are beautiful, rich and deep. The strong mind prevails and beats the leopard. There are many versions of this story. I would share this one based on the pictures. 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