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It Takes a Village by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
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It Takes a Village (edition 1999)

by Jane Cowen-Fletcher (Author)

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On market day in a small village in Benin, Yemi tries to watch her little brother Kokou and finds that the entire village is watching out for him too.
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Title:It Takes a Village
Authors:Jane Cowen-Fletcher (Author)
Info:Scholastic Inc (1999)
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It Takes a Village by Jane Cowen-Fletcher

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Retelling: In a village in Benin a little girl is asked to take care of her younger sibling. She is proud to have the job and keeps announcing "all by myself." She quickly learns that taking care of a child is a job for many.

Thoughts and feelings: The villagers in the book are quick to identify the child's needs and respond with care. What a wonderful community to be a part of. I hope to teach in a classroom where everyone cares for one another as though it is a shared responsibility.
  Ms.Penniman | Jul 10, 2024 |
This would be good for k-3rd grade students, it depicts the popular saying "it take a village" in reference to raising a kid. It is set in an African village and shows how everyone came together to take care of a lost little boy. It was a cute book but it seems to be slightly stereotypical to me. So I would be hesitant to read this aloud in my classroom.
  EmilyWagner | Apr 18, 2021 |
A heartwarming story, based on the West African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child". A young girl proudly watches her little brother--only to discover that caring neighbors have been watching them both all along. Full-color illustrations by the author. Google Books
  riselibrary_CSUC | Jun 11, 2020 |
In a story based on the West African proverb, "It takes a whole village to raise a child." Little Kokou slips away from his older sister when she is taking care of him in the market. Yemi looks all over for Kokou, knowing that he must be hungry, thirsty, frightened and sleep. When she finds her baby brother she discovers that the entire village has been watching them both.
  wichitafriendsschool | Feb 18, 2018 |
This beautiful story illustrates the culture of African markets and shows how society contributes to the well being of children. ( )
  AngelaKastrava | Apr 17, 2017 |
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On market day in a small village in Benin, Yemi tries to watch her little brother Kokou and finds that the entire village is watching out for him too.

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