Anansi and the Pot of Beans

  • by Bobby Norfolk, Sherry Norfolk
  • Narrated by Bobby Norfolk
  • 0 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Did you ever wonder why spiders have no hair? After reading this African trickster tale, you will know. When Anansi goes to help his grandmother, he can't resist her steaming-hot pot of beans. Bobby and Sherry Norfolk take a wonderful new look at a classic story. Illustrated by Baird Hoffmire.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Bobby and Sherry Norfolk retell this classic African folktale of a young spider who loses all his hair, thanks to his favorite dish of beans. Anansi is helping his grandmother cook the beans when she leaves to buy spices, and she warns him not to touch the boiling pot until she returns. But will he listen? Along with a soundtrack of African rhythms, Bobby Norfolk brings his trademark zest and humor to this funny but illustrative story about the importance of listening to your elders and the consequences of disobedience.

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What the Critics Say

"Story Cove is a series of very highly recommended stories and folk tales from around the world for beginning readers that combines charming and colorful artwork with simple, easy-reader texts ideal for children ages 4 to 8. These 32-page picturebooks emphasize different character traits and values such as courage, sharing, citizenship, fairness, and resourcefulness, and are further enhanced with a Story Cove website offering series related movies, games, and more. The series titles would make particularly good choices as school and community library reading program incentive prizes." (Children's Bookwatch of the Midwest Book Review)

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Short, But Not To Be Missed!

What did you love best about Anansi and the Pot of Beans?

The incidental music was balanced well with the performance, which in turn was exceptionally well-paced.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This one may be short, but it is a gen!


Any additional comments?

Rated G. 100% family-friendly.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-28-2008
  • Publisher: August House