Jacana Media

Three Friends and a Taxi (Cool Nguni)

Based on a classic tale told all across Africa that teaches children to think about the consequences of their actions, this charmingly illustrated book follows Sheep, Goat, and Dog as they impulsively decide to take a taxi ride to the sea, only to discover they can't pay the fare. Loved because it belongs to all of Africa and its people, this version of the story was inspired by the author's trip to the Comores Islands, during which she heard the tale for the first story was inspired by the author's trip to the Comores Islands, during which she heard the tale for the first time—from a local taxi driver. read more