Buy Bimwili And Zimwi (Picture Puffin S.) Reissue by Susan Meddaugh, Verna Aardema (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low. When the nasty Zimwi captures a little girl, Bimwili, and puts her in his drum, her quick-thinking sisters save her from harm, in this witty tale from Zanzibar. Bimwili and the Zimwi by Verna Aardema, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Jenreejohn Debil rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Bimwili and the Zimwi. Everly Reynolds rated it really liked it Jun 23, Lists with This Book. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Claudia rated it really liked it Mar 09, She was educated at Michigan State University, and taught grade school from Great fun book with a good lesson and though it could’ve failed with a younger audience due to it’s length and the lack of concentration younger kids harbor, the onomatopoeia, made up words, and the illustrations helped bring to book to life.

Preview — Bimwili and the Zimwi by Verna Aardema. Anr theme of listening to parents’ warnings is central. All children will love this book of color and vibrancy. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.


Children Book Review: Bimwili and the Zimwi (Picture Puffins) by Verna Aardema, Susan Meddaugh

A Swahili girl is abducted by a Zimwi and told to be the voice inside his singing drum. Liam rated it really liked it Aug 22, Caroline Bennett rated it really liked it Aug 11, Bimwili, our heroine, is captured on her adventure by an evil Zimwi who hides her inside a drum and uses her lovely singing to make his fortune, traveling from village to village and tricking people into thinking the drum is singing.

Engaging and fun to read, it includes a short glossary of Swahili words, and offers a brief note on the title page concerning its source material.

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There is also a massive opportunity for role play as the children could have fun acting out characters or scenes from zimwo book, especially as the author uses interesting sounds and words to express emotions in the story.

Ladyknightstar rated it really liked it Feb 12, An inquisitive young girl named Bimwili finds herself imprisoned in a “singing drum” by the troll-like Zimwi in this retelling of a folktale from Zanzibar.


Laurel Parker rated it really liked it Jan 04, Jun 07, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Great retelling of a folk tale. This funny looking monster bimwiili neighboring villages with this “singing drum”. Refresh and try again.

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She creates a song about her shell that she soon is forced to sing for the village monster– the Zimwi. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. Traditional literature, Bimwilu folk tale This is a freaky story about a little girl who gets separated from her sisters during a walk.

Sep 30, Chamera rated it really liked it. Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Ziimwi 75 44. But the little girl didn’t learn much, and the men did all the important things, which seemed particularly sexist as the Mama and the sisters did all the research. Looking for beautiful books?