A first, personal introduction to the Africa continent for young children aged 4+ from Nigerian storyteller Atinuke.
Africa, Amazing Africa is Atinuke's first introduction to the African continent – an exciting starting point for young children aged 4+. With double-pages to introduce the different regions of Africa (South, East, West, Central and North), each country is then represented on one page with a colourful half-page illustration from artist Mouni Feddag, a paragraph of descriptive text and then one to three facts, geared towards readers aged four and up; imagined as a diving-off point, to give a sense of the variety of the continent and inspire young readers to find out more about the different countries of Africa.
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"A gorgeous walkthrough of all Africa's countries, celebrating the history, languages and culture of the continent." Guardian
"This beautifully produced atlas of Africa is a fantastic book for any home library or classroom." BookTrust, the UK's largest reading charity
"A fabulous, eye-catching illustrated introduction to the continent, with fascinating details on every page." Big Issue
"Lively and celebratory." The Bookseller
"The illustrations are bright and colourful and the information is really engaging." Muna Kalati
"An exciting starting point for children keen to learn more about the unique countries of this amazing continent." Candid Cocoa, review
"Encourage children to broaden their minds and learn more about this vast and diverse continent." Candid Cocoa, 20 Black Children's Books for Christmas 2020
"Highly recommend this for the home and also school settings from about 5/6 years up." Kwame's Bookshelf
"Filled with lots of fun facts... You will learn more and more about this amazing continent!" Sadé of Sadé Magazine for The Cornrow
"[T]he information differs from page to page, ensuring that readers learn an interesting assortment of facts and myths about the people, food, music, languages, sports, culture, history and notable leaders that make Africa amazing." Author Lebohang Masango for Global Libraries in Literature Initiative
"A brilliant introduction to the variety of life, landscape and languages present in Africa which will encourage readers to find out more." CLPE, Centre for Literacy
"A glorious guide to the continent... Perfect for Key Stage 1 classrooms." The Literacy Curriculum
"Utilising a page per country, Atinuke imparts a number of captivating facts, strikingly accompanied by Mouni Feddag's vivid illustrations[... A] snapshot of the continent and the people who live there which encourages the reader to find out more." School Library Association
"This book provides an overview of the whole continent... Attractive and unique, it is a celebration of culture suitable for all abilities." ALCS Educational Writers’ Award, judging panel
One of the Best Books of the Year: "This loving tribute is absolutely dazzling... The text is lively and engaging, concisely conveying the astounding richness of history and culture that make the continent of Africa so exciting." Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A cheerful, browsable overview... Atinuke’s first foray into nonfiction admirably presents an accessible and engaging narrative" School Library Journal
"Nigerian storyteller Atinuke presents the beautiful diversity and contrasts of a continent of more than a billion people in her first nonfiction work ... attractive and informative." Booklist
"Written in an accessible, conversational style ... this title will provide readers much enlightenment about the African continent." School Library Connection
"There are fascinating pieces of information about each country, accompanied by charming illustrations." Book Riot
Atinuke was born in Nigeria and spent her childhood in both Africa and the UK. She is the author of the bestselling Anna Hibiscus and No. 1 Car Spotter series, as well as Africa, Amazing Africa, B Is for Baby, Catch That Chicken and Hugo, among others. Atinuke started her career as an oral storyteller of tales from the African continent; now she writes about contemporary life in Nigeria. Find her online at atinuke-author.weebly.com.
Mouni Feddag is a British-Algerian illustrator and designer whose clients have included Anthropologie, O, The Oprah Magazine and Aquila. Africa, Amazing Africa is her first book for children. Visit her website at www.mounifeddag.com
All the information and accompanying pictures focus on kindling interest about Africa in young readers.