Clever Squirrel and Beautiful Gazelle are in love with each other and determined to get married. But Gazelle’s father wants a better husband for his daughter than the poor, never-do-well trickster. So he has decided to hold a contest and whoever can answer his riddle will have his daughter’s hand in marriage.Now Squirrel has to face down challenges from rich Tortoise, vain Snake, handsome Zebra, talkative Parrot and the strong and mighty Rhinoceros. Will Squirrel manage to outsmart the competition?A funny, engaging retelling of a beloved Hausa folktale from the author of Butterfly and Other Poems, My First Book of Rhymes and Animals in the Neighborhood.
Publisher: Cassava Republic Press (2013)