Safari Tales - Mary Weeks Millard
Inspired by a real-life toy monkey, this book of short stories takes you on wild adventures where you will meet hungry crocodiles, grumpy cows, and lots and lots of monkeys! With a short reflection at the end of each chapter, this is perfect for getting to children to reflect on issues that they will have to face as they grow up.
A long time ago Mary Weeks Millard adopted an abandoned monkey puppet from a box of odds and ends that had been put up for sale in the hospital where she worked. She named it Safari and took it with her when she travelled as a missionary to Africa, using the puppet as a way of teaching the children there about Jesus and how much He loves them. This is what inspired this book of heart-warming, and edifying, tales following Safari around the forest he calls home. Excellent writing paints a vivid picture of so many interesting characters, each with their own story to tell, and lessons to teach.
Suitable for ages 5-8