Dumazi and the Big Yellow Lion
Published: 2019 by Scholastic Australia
Level: Early Years (R-2)
A beautiful tale of a Zulu girl who finds a big yellow lion caught in a trap when she is on her way to the waterhole. Of course the lion begs to be set free and promises Dumazi he won''t eat her. Unfortunately he is hungry and Dumazi asks the other animals for their opinion. They do not respond in her favour because of thoughts of what people are doing to the environment. A clever monkey helps Dumazi and the lion remembers to keep his promises. Beautiful illustrations from Matt Ottley and a CD with music composed by him and sung by the author accompany this tale.