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It Takes a Village

[PDF] It Takes a Village | by  Jane Cowen-Fletcher [PDF] It Takes a Village | by  Jane Cowen-Fletcher - It Takes a Village, It Takes a Village From the author of Mama Zooms comes a heartwarming story based on the West African proverb It takes a village to raise a child A young girl proudly watches her little brother only to discover that c

  • Title: It Takes a Village
  • Author: Jane Cowen-Fletcher
  • ISBN: 9780590465731
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Hardcover

[PDF] It Takes a Village | by  Jane Cowen-Fletcher, It Takes a Village, Jane Cowen-Fletcher, It Takes a Village From the author of Mama Zooms comes a heartwarming story based on the West African proverb It takes a village to raise a child A young girl proudly watches her little brother only to discover that caring neighbors have been watching them both all along Full color illustrations by the author

It Takes a Village

[PDF] It Takes a Village | by  Jane Cowen-Fletcher [PDF] It Takes a Village | by  Jane Cowen-Fletcher - It Takes a Village, It Takes a Village From the author of Mama Zooms comes a heartwarming story based on the West African proverb It takes a village to raise a child A young girl proudly watches her little brother only to discover that c It Takes a Village

  • [PDF] It Takes a Village | by  Jane Cowen-Fletcher
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It Takes a Village

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  1. Ah, that s like it After reading of Eloise s privileged existence at New York s Plaza Hotel sans parents, admittedly , It Takes a Village read like a breath of fresh air I remember Hillary Clinton writing a book of the same title and taking tons of flack from rightists Villages don t raise children, parents do I can still hear them arguing But the idea that individuals and families aren t nested in ever expanding layers of community is ludicrous It really does take a community to raise a child. [...]


  2. This book really shows how important the members of a community are in supporting helping to raise children Excellent book to use to teach about fostering community.Great book about caring for a sibling family member.It teaches about responsibility.Students can relate to having parents guardians who work.Great book to use when teaching about making predictions as well as order of events.S S can use to teach a lesson on families customs around the world.


  3. This is an interesting book that tells about the sense of community in an African village in Benin, using the setting of an open air market I liked the tale, but it was very uncomfortable for me to read about two young children off on their own throughout the day, even if they were being watched over by other villagers.


  4. What happens inside the home with parents is essential to raise a child, but if it wasn t for the village, the neighbors, friends, teachers, etc etcyou couldn t raise a child It takes us all No other success can compensate for failure in the home David O Mckay


  5. I loved this story It would be a fabulous narrative to teach culture in a younger child s learning environment This story shows that there are kind people who surround us and that amongst all the chaos we see, there is good to be found The illustrations in the story represent the plot line by depicting the various vendors and townspeople watching over the young siblings The lesson in this story truly represents the culture of a small village and the sense of community they have towards each othe [...]


  6. This story takes place in a west Africa village The young girls name is Yemi, she is asked to watch her younger brother while her mother sells goods When Yemi turns her back her younger brother disappears, she looks everywhere but can t find him When she finally finds him she realizes how many people have helped take care of him along the way, she feels grateful When she returns to thank everyone who had helped along the way, she remembers her mothers words it really does take a village to raise [...]


  7. This delightful African story of hide go seek tells of the story of a brother and sister, Kokou and Yemi They were headed to the market with their mother their mother sells mangoes Yemi was in charge to take care of Kokou, which is where the journey began when she lost him While Yemi ws concerned that her brother was afraid, hungry, thirsty, and tired little did she know that while in the market he was cared for by others selling their goods It Takes a Village demonstrates the power of this phra [...]


  8. I mean, it s cute, I like the sense of community it pushes, my child loves it, but I d like it better if it were written by someone from Benin Which, by the way, the fact that the setting is based on Benin is something you have to hunt for I m glad it s a library book.


  9. It takes a village is a story about community A little girl name Yemi is given the responsibility of looking out for her brother while her mom is selling mangos at the market Yemi stops to get something to eat for he brother and as soon as she takes her eyes off of him he wanders off She looks everywhere for him but can not find him He s being taken care of by every one in the village When they are reunited she thanks everyone for looking after him Once they meet up with their mom she tells Yemi [...]


  10. a author Jane Cowen Fletcher b genre Multicultural c publication date 1994 d annotation Yemi along with her mother and brother, head to the village for market day, for her mother to sell mangos Yemi thinks that she will take care of Kokou all by herself However, Kokou quickly walks away and Yemi searches for him, and eventually finds him Meanwhile, the rest of the village has been taking care of him This is a different perspective on life than most American students are exposed to They are able [...]


  11. It Takes A Village is a West African Folktale that is an excellent addition to the K Folktale text set Using beautify illustrations, the story is one about a girl named Yemi who is tasked with the job of watching her baby brother When he wanders away she spends hours looking for him worried about how lost and lonely he is, only to find that the whole time the various village people have been watching and taking care of him Based on the idea that it takes a village to raise a child, this folktale [...]


  12. In Africa it takes a village raise a child What a beautiful ecology While Mama was busying selling mangoes in the village marketplace, Yemi and Kokou roamed around Yemi was worrying for Kokou He must be hungry, thirsty, frightened, hot, tired, and lost in this big marketplace.Yemi was relief and grateful when she founded his younger happy Well, in Africa raising a child is not the work of an individual family , it is the whole village Come and enjoy the live of solidarity.


  13. MULTICULTURAL BOOKThis was a very interesting book It showed the adventure of a young girl and her brother during market day, which is a tradition in an African village I liked how on one page it would show the young girl worrying about what her lost little brother was doing, and on the other page, he was doing the complete opposite This could be used in a classroom because it shows a multi cultural way of life of a young girl.


  14. I loved this book It s about a little boy who wanders off out of his sister s sight While his sister is worrying about him and looking all over the village for him, the boy is safe because everyone in the village is taking care of him This would be a great book for 1st 3rd grade The teacher can talk about building communities with this book.


  15. Good diverse book for a kindergarden level reader African culure story line, with great illustrates related to the culture In the back of the book explains the importance of the market in the culture represented in the book This book could be used for a good referance for vocabulary relating the African culture.


  16. Yemi has to look after her little brother, Kokou while they re at the market with their mom Kokou gets lost peope take care of him until Yemi finds him Colored pencil illustrations, easy to read text I would put in classroom library


  17. A story about an African girl who is to watch her little brother in an open market He waunders off and she realizes that the village took care of him A good book to use with compare and contrast.


  18. In the classrooms I have been in these past 2 semesters, teachers have been stressing the importance of community This book is the perfect example of the importance if community The fraction that it is set in a village in Africa shows students that community is important all around the world.


  19. I would have the kids to draw a picture of people in their lives that care about them We will then cut them out and put them in a village that we make from arts and crafts.


  20. AR Quiz No 12367 EN FictionAccelerated Reader Quiz Information IL LG BL 2.5 AR Pts 0.5Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types RP, VP





  21. Very strong writing throughout with a very good message The artwork is phenomenal strong details make the pictures very lifelike.


  22. a little girl taking care of her younger brother for a day I will ask the students to tell about some big responsibilities that they have at home and if someone helps them.




  23. Yemi learns, while taking care of her brother, that not just one person is responsible for the well being of her brother.


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