The Long Trousers
  • Published:
    Apr-2009 (Hardcover)
  • Formats:
    Print
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  • Pages:
    32
  • Age Level:
    07-09
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An adaptation of a traditional African folktale, this tale finds Gaps, a young Nguni calf, in the midst of frantic, colorful preparations for his big sister's wedding. The problem is that the trousers his father has given him to wear to the wedding are much too long! Every cow in the family is too busy to shorten the trousers when Gaps asks them, so he gives up and goes to bed leaving the trousers laying in the kitchen. Early the next morning, the family members enter the kitchen one by one and see the neglected trousers. Of course, they all shorten them so the trousers end up much too short, but everyone has a good laugh in the end.

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