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Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain : a Nandi tale

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A tale, told in rhythmic, read-along verse, describes how a resourceful bull finds water for his thirsty herd and ends the drought afflicting the plain

Verna Aardema (1911-2000) was a highly acclaimed storyteller and the author of many books of African folktales. Her book,Who’s in Rabbit’s House?, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon, was an ALA Notable Children’s Book and aSchool Library Journal Best Book of the Year, 1977. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears, also illustrated by the Dillons, was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1976 and was chosen as an ALA Notable Children’s Book, as was a third Aardema-Dillon collaboration, Behind the Back of the Mountain.

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