All Aboard for the Bobo Road

Illustrator: Christopher Corr

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Andersen Press

Age 5+

Picture Books Adventure Stories

All aboard for the Bobo Road! Fatima and Galo load the luggage while their dad Big Ali drives the bus. Help count on bikes, sacks of rice, melons and even goats and chickens as the bus travels past Gurunsi houses, the hippo lake, waterfalls and jungle, all the way to the city of Bobo. With the authentic setting in Burkina Faso drawn from the author's own experience, this is a wonderfully fun introduction for small children to an amazing culture.


Stephen Davies lived for ten years with his wife and two baby daughters amongst Fulani herders in West Africa. He speaks Fulfulde, accompanied cattle-drives, and has been involved in the set-up of a Fulfulde radio station. The family now live in London, England where Stephen writes for the Guardian Weekly (Letters from Burkina Faso) and occasionally for the Sunday Times.

Christopher Corr was born in London and studied at The Royal College of Art. He has worked on numerous commissions including a Royal Mail millennium stamp about the UN Peace-keeping Force in Bosnia. He has also painted posters and cards and other materials for London Transport, National Aids Trust, Body Shop, Habitat and Ikea, UNICEF, Kensington & Chelsea Healthcare Authority, and Waterstones. His round the world travels provide the inspiration for his work.


Corr’s folk-style gouache paintings pulsate with energy, bright colors, and design patterns… A delightful introduction to a lively way of life.


Unique… The numerous vibrant details make this a great choice not only as a counting primer but also for use as an introduction to Burkina Faso culture and geography.


A vibrant counting journey through West Africa

The Bookseller

Full of authentic detail… A wonderful picture of West African rural culture.

The School Librarian

This is a truly original picture book, and stands out from the crowd as being the brightest I have ever seen.


Bold and bright

Early Years Educator

Utterly brilliant


A bright, delicious thing

Did You Ever Stop To Think blog

A lovely way to introduce little children to another vibrant culture.

Armadillo Magazine

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