Synopses & Reviews
Zomo the rabbit, a trickster from West Africa, wants wisdom. But he must accomplish three apparently impossible tasks before Sky God will give him what he wants. Is he clever enough to do as Sky God asks? and#147;The tale moves along with the swift concision of a good joke, right down to its satisfying punch line.and#8221;--Publishers Weekly
and#147;Wildly exuberant, full of slapstick and mischief, this version of an enduring Nigerian trickster tale, featuring a clever rabbit, is a storytellerand#8217;s delight.and#8221;--Booklist
Zomo the Rabbit, an African trickster, sets out to gain wisdom.
About the Author
GERALD MCDERMOTT (1941-2012) was an internationally acclaimed author-illustratorand#160;of books for children. A graduate of Pratt Institute in New York City and a lifelong artist, heand#160;began his career asand#160;an animated filmmaker before moving into the creation of children's books based on storytelling traditions from around the world. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal and two Caldecott Honors; his extensive and influential body of work includes six popular picture books focusing on the trickster motif. Devoted to oral tradition and the transformative power of mythology, he was the first Fellow of the Joseph Campbell Foundation and served as a consultant on mythology in education. www.geraldmcdermott.com