We All Went On Safari

by Laurie Krebs

Paperback, 2004



Local notes

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Barefoot Books (2004), Edition: Reprint, 32 pages


Arusha, Mosi, Tumpe and their friends embark on an exciting counting adventure through the grasslands of Tanzania, discovering all different kinds of African animals as they count from one to ten.


Original language


Physical description

32 p.; 10.02 x 9.68 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member eadavis83
This book is a counting book that takes the children on a safari through Tanzania. This book would be good to use when discussing a safari or Africa. The children will have fun counting and learning about the different animals and things they would see on a safari.
LibraryThing member susan.suihkonen
A poem moves us through a safari along with a Maasi family who encounter and count many animals.
LibraryThing member Crystal.Axelson
I absolutely loved this book. It is a great way for children to learn about what different animals are on a safari. I also loved that children learned how to count in Swahili.
LibraryThing member irachelsweet
Character: The Maasai people

Setting: Tanzania, East Africa in spring/summer

Theme: Numbers and counting

Summary: As a group of Maasai people travel across Tanzania, they encounter different kinds of animals of Tanzania. The number of animals on each page increase by one until it reaches ten. They
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meet leopard, lion, ostrich, hippopotamus, giraffe, common wildebeast, plains zebra, warthog, vervet monkey, and elephant.

Review: The readers are taken on a trip to East Africa. The illustrations are colorful and descriptive. Students can take a peek at the culture and scenery of the country outside the states. They are introduced to cultural diversity, new language, and the dynamics of races. I love how the author added extra pages to further explain animals appeared on each page, the Maasai people, Swahili names, facts about Tanzania, map, and counting in Swahili. It will be extra fun to learn how to pronounce exotic wild animals' names and names and counting in Swahili.

Curriculum ties: Geography, social studies
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LibraryThing member empress8411
This is a counting book. The reader learns to count in English and the language of the Maasai people, traveling with a family on safarri in East Africa.
I was priviledged enough to meet the author and purchase the book directly from her (with signature). I highly recommend this work!
LibraryThing member jaimie919
Arsha, Mosi, Tumpe, and friends go on a counting journey in Africa. They count the different animals as they walk through the grasslands. They started with one leopard and ended with ten elephants. This book can be shown when teaching counting. Also it can be shown when teaching about Africa.
LibraryThing member magee522
Use with first graders. Great for cultural diversity, poetry, counting, new words, pictures. Used for Pathways.
LibraryThing member angela.knox
This book is a counting journey through Tanzania. Three mothers and their children went on safari and counted the different animals they came across. When the sun set, they built themselves a campfire and bid their friends goodnight.

Personal Reaction:
I am an early preschool age teacher
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and this book is perfect for my classroom. It includes counting and animal descriptions in the back of the book. My children love how the story rhymes.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. In the classroom, we can use this story to teach the children counting concepts.
2. We could also teach children about the different animals on the safari.
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LibraryThing member Hhaddad1
This book is about a tribe that went on a Safari together. It is written in two languages which makes it even more interesting. The book also shows a different number of animals on each page. You could incorporate this book into a math lesson as well as a reading lesson and geography lesson. This
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book shows a lot about the African culture, which is important for students to learn about.
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LibraryThing member wichitafriendsschool
Join Arusha, Mosi, Tumpe and their Maasai friends as they set out on a counting journey through the grasslands of Tanzania. Along the way, the children encounter all sorts of animals including elephants, lions and monkeys, while counting from one to ten in both English and Swahili. The lively,
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rhyming text is accompanied by an illustrated guide to counting in Swahili, a map, notes about each of the animals, and interesting facts about Tanzania and the Maasai people.
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LibraryThing member kaitanya64
This is a very colorful book which introduces Kiswahili counting as a group of young people walk through the Tanzanian landscape. It is fun to look at, as the plot is conveyed mainly through the pictures. This book would appeal to very young children who are introduced to the environment portrayed
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in the pictures. Older children might enjoy using this to learn Kiswahili counting. My eight year old learned her first Kiswahili words with this book.
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