there are so many things to love about this book. the illustrations are beautiful and the story is as rich. a little boy and his daddy’s love is a universal thing, however, the author does a remarkable job in settling it neatly into this cultural context. this is definitely a story we will revisit because not only is it so much fun to read but there is so much to learn. oh, and there is a map of africa at the end and it and antarctica are the only continents she can reliably recognize on the globe so that excited her to no end.