Why the Crab Has No Head

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Carolrhoda Books, Aug 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 24 pages
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Nzambi Mpungu, creator of the earth and sky, has spent a long hard day making the Elephant. By nightfall, Nzambi still hasn't finished her next creation, the Crab, and she tells the little creature to return the following day for a fine head. That night, the proud Crab boasts about the promised head to all the other animals and ends up learning a hard lesson. This tale from the Bakongo people of Zaire, retold and illustrated by Barbara Knutson, will delight readers of all ages.

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