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Galimoto (Reading Rainbow Book)

by Karen Lynn Williams, Stock Catherine (Illustrator)

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This book is about a very resourceful boy who comes from a small village in Africa and makes a toy out of things he finds in his village. It is very nice pictures and shows the different customs and culture of this village. Students learn what a galimoto is and how precious it is to them since they don't live in a world where there is an abundance of toys and things. I think it also brings out recycling and preserving the community by using scraps to make something valuable. ( )
  JackieQGreen | Jun 18, 2014 |
This book is about this kid who wants to make a Galimoto. He faced a lot of challenges, such as people do not really support his Galimoto dream, and he needs to find enough material to build his Galimoto.
This is a very good book to encourage children, do not let other people bring you down. If you have a dream, go for it.
Everyone can have their own dream no matter where you are and who you are. ( )
  ChengYenLee | Sep 23, 2013 |
This is the story of a boy who wants to build a wire toy that he shapes like a car. It's called a galimoto and apparently it's a common practice in some African cultures. This story includes an endnote describing the hobby or custom or whatever you'd like to call it. It's interesting though I can't see this practice being common among American children who largely get their toys premade. It's too bad though because this probably does more to develop their motor skills and imaginations. Oh well. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
Great story about an inventive and resourceful young boy in a village in Malawi. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
Kondi is a young boy living in Malawi, Africa. One day, he decides to collect a mass amount of wire in order to create a galimoto to play with. The story portrays his actions and how he goes about the town collection any piece of wire he can find in order to make a fun toy for his enjoyment. He talks his way out of trouble and is very clever. He ultimately makes a wonderful toy and everyone admires his work. ( )
  alissabecker | Nov 19, 2012 |
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Kondi is determined to make a galimoto -- a toy vehicle made of wires. His brother laughs at the idea, but all day Kondi goes about gathering up the wire he needs. By nightfall, his wonderful galimoto is ready for the village children to play with in the light of the moon.

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Walking through his village, a young African boy finds the materials to make a special toy.

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