The Legend of the Bao-bab Tree is the story of a beautiful tree who complained to the Great Spirit of the Wild Plains about wanting to be the best and brightest and most handsome of all the African Trees. The Great Spirit became tired of the complaints, and reached down from the sky, yanked the tree out of the ground and placed it back in the earth upside down! All the animals were alarmed, and so was the huge tree. For after that, the magnificent tree only grew leaves once a year. The other months, the roots seemed to bend and grow towards the sky.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
BOBBI DOOLEY HUNTER wrote and illustrated The Legend of the Bao-bab Tree after traveling to the African continent and talking with local Botswanans, while sketching the gigantic trees. Bobbi is a free-lance illustrator, author and art teacher in the Santa Ynez Valley of California, where she lives with her husband, Ken, teenage son, Seth, and teen daughter, Cameron.
"I want to educate and delight children with stories and bright colors."