Too Small Tolu
Tolu may be small, but she's very determined. Three delightful stories about Too Small Tola, a young girl who, though small, is very determined. Tola lives in a flat in Lagos with her sister, Moji, who is very clever; her brother, Dapo, who is very fast; and Grandmummy, who is very bossy. Tola proves to be stronger than she seems when she goes to market with Grandmummy and manages to carry home a basket full of yams and vegetables, chilli peppers and fish. When the taps in the flat don't work, it's Tola who brings water from the well, and it's Tola who saves the day when Mr Abdul, the tailor, needs his goods to be delivered quickly. Too Small Tola is a wonderful new character in the world of children's books by multi-award-winning children's writer and storyteller Atinuke.
This is a small but mighty early reader that explores so many ideas through the lens of another culture. Kids learn what daily life looks like for a Nigerian family living in the bustling and changing capital of Lagos as Tola helps her feisty Grandmummy go to market. Tola is the youngest child in the family home who is underestimated because of her small size but she prevails in this story by saving the day for her family and a community member through her wit, fortitude and mad maths skills!
Publication Date: 01-Jan-2020
Publisher: Walker Books, Limited