Tumi Goes to the Park provides a great narrative story book of a trip with Mum to the park for the first time. Slides, monkey bars, merry-go-rounds, and see-saws provide exiting adventures, as well as making sand castles and meeting new friends.
This simple book makes a fun short read with lots of excitement for very young children and would make a great book for siblings learning to read to read to a younger child.
Illustrated by Nyambura Kariuki Written by Paballo Rampa Designed by Hannah Shone Edited by Karen Hurt with the help of the Book Dash participants in Johannesburg on 25 February 2017
Text and Images from Tumi Goes to the Park
It’s Tumi’s first trip tot he park.
“Mama, what’s that? ”
“It’s a slide,” says Mama.
“May I go on it?” asks Tumi. “Of course!” says Mama.
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I like this book. Its a nice story about going to the park and this is my toddlers favorite.
Because is easy, short and very similar to the real life. It is good for my toddler whom I am teaching English. Thank you
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It will work in any country where they speak English.
my DAUGHTER loves this book.
Make some activities for this book – a game, a printable sequence for children to retell, a craft and so on
Simple for an early reader. The characters finally looked like my child and I. My child recognized the items in the park and he was not overwhelmed with the book. Great Job.
It make me happy…its simple history for my daughter
Its very simple history but it make my daughter very happy.thank you
Easy for children to understand
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Really nice and easy for a toddler to understand
Hi Shyama, I am so sorry I should have checked after the first comment, there was a small typo, I have corrected it now, you should be able to download.
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