- Children's Books
- SEBGUGUGU THE GLUTTON: A Bantu Tale From Rwanda, by Verna Aardema
Sebgugugu is a poor man. He lives in a hut with his wife Unanana and their two children. All they own is one cow, and Sebgugugu wants much, much more. So he begs Imana, the Lord of Rwanda, to help his family.Imana provides the family with an abundance of delicious food, but it is not enough for Sebgugugu. His foolish quest for more than he has leads to one disaster after another, until finally Imana's patience wears out. Greedy Sebgugugu has gone too far
Verna Aardema's humorous and lyrical retelling of this African folk tale will make Sebgugugu the Glutton a favorite for reading out loud. Children will enjoy the sound effects of a bird singing, "guli-gu, guli-gu, kalli-kah, kali-kah"; honey bubbling out of a rock, "gu-bu-du"; and a flying arrow, "t'ch!"Artist Nancy Clouse complements the text with lively cut-paper collages that vividly portray the Arican landscape and bring the story to life.