In this trickster tale from Africa, Annasi learns the value of being a good host. He also learns the truth of the old saying, "What goes around comes around."More
Anansi, the trickster spider in African folklore, plays a reluctant host in Bobby and Sherry Norfolk’s Anansi and Turtle Go to Dinner.
When Turtle arrives at his house at dinnertime, Anansi has no choice but to share his meal. But after Anansi convinces Turtle to wash his hands first, the spider gobbles down his food without him. Turtle plots his own creative form of revenge that takes place at their next dinner in Turtle’s underwater home.
Accompanied by a jazzy bass score, Bobby Norfolk gives a dynamic performance of his words, conveying the craftiness of Anansi and the initial dopiness of Turtle in his characterizations.
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Even Anansi Learns!
I love this short story and I have listened to it over and over again. Great performance, great music, great effects.
I don't want to do spoilers for such a short story.
The whole thing was very good. I see no way in which it could have been improved.
I hope to find more Anansi stories in the future.
Great lesson for kids and adults