Yetunde The Life and Times of a Yoruba Girl in London is an illustrated chapter book that follows the everyday life of 6-month-old baby Yetunde as she’s narrated African folktales by her mother Iya Yetunde whilst growing up in London. Iya Yetunde also tries to improve her Yoruba speaking ability, so we see a nice mish mash of Yoruba and English in the book. The folktales are of West African origin.
This chapter book has been written in such a way that it can be enjoyed by both adults and children alike. Adults can read the book for their own enjoyment or as bedtime stories for kids age 3-8 (even younger). Older children can read the book by themselves as it is also a suitable kids books ages 9-12. Each story has a moral lesson with colourful illustrations for early readers.
Trailer for Yetunde: The Life and Times of a Yoruba Girl in London book 1
Publisher: Segilola Publishing
Format: EPUB or Kindle ebook
Publication date: 10th of December 2016
Length: 64 pages
Amazon ASIN: B014164Z0E
Publication date: 16th of October 2015
Length: 64 pages
Amazon ASIN: n/a
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Where can I purchase Yetunde The Life and Times of a Yoruba Girl in London book 1 by Segilola Salami?
You can purchase a copy of “Yetunde The Life and Times of a Yoruba Girl in London book 1 by Segilola Salami” via Segilola Publishing and in different currencies including Nigeria Naira (NGN).
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite
Yetunde: The Life and Times of a Yoruba girl in London by Segilola Salami is a West African folktale that highlights the love shared between a mother and daughter. Yetunde does not speak English very well – she is more familiar with Yoruba – and in this story she shares her day to day life in London with readers. Each chapter ends with a story told by her mother, which has an interesting moral too. These simple stories are educational and informative to readers and will guide them to learn more about the importance of morals, values, and ethics. The story also introduces kids to another culture and language.
I found the book adorable and children will love Yetunde and the stories. The illustrations are delightful and will leave readers wishing for more. These stories are a good way to teach kids about values and morals in life. It’s an excellent bedtime storybook for parents and grandparents to read to kids. The book can also be used for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries.
Stories that convey morals and messages are good for young readers as they can understand the message and the concept when narrated with the help of a story and pictures. Yetunde’s life is tangible and kids can relate well to it. The book is unique and original with the idea of sharing life’s first lessons with readers in an engaging way.
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