Riding a Donkey Backwards : Wise and Foolish tales of Mulla Nasruddin
Published: 2018 by Otter-Barry Books
Level: Early Years (R-2)
As explained in the introduction this collection of tales are stories told in Turkey and Central Asia of a character who makes people laugh and also think. Nasruddin is the wisest man in the village and the biggest fool. Muslims around the world love Nasruddin and some believe Joha is where we get the English word joke'. Illustrated with a collection of media including collage, the book is very appealing and will be a good title for libraries and homes being suitable for reading aloud. Readers at this level achieving some independence in reading alone will enjoy the chapter-like design of the book with contents page and glossary.