From southwest Tanzania comes this folktale of a time without rain and an amazing tree with ripe fruits that will not fall. The hungry animals decide to ask wise Tortoise how to get these fruits, and little Rabbit offers to find him. They send the big animals instead - first Elephant and Water Buffalo, then Rhino, Giraffe, and Zebra, and finally Lion and Leopard. In a turn of events children will immediately appreciate, they all learn that it's not always size that matters!
|Children Fiction||Legends, Myths, & Fables|