Bintou's Braids by Sylvianne DioufBintou's Braids by Sylvianne Diouf

Bintou's Braids

bySylvianne DioufIllustratorShane Evans

Paperback | September 15, 2004

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Bintou wants braids. Long, pretty braids, woven with gold coins and seashells, just like her older sister and the other women in her family. But she is too young for braids. Instead, all she has are four little tufts of hair; all she ever gets are cornrows. However, when Bintou saves the lives of her two young cousins and is offered a reward of her choosing, Bintou discovers that true beauty comes in many different forms. Rich, earthy illustrations and a heartwarming story capture the spirit of a West African village in this wise tale about a girl who learns she's perfect just the way she is.
Sylvianne A. Diouf is the author of several books for children. Of Senegalese and French descent, she has lived in France, Senegal, Gabon and Italy. She currently lives in New York with her son. Shane W. Evans is a fine artist and illustrator who lives in Missouri. Besides showing his work in galleries internationally, he has illust...
Title:Bintou's BraidsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 10.63 × 8.63 × 0.25 inPublished:September 15, 2004Publisher:Chronicle BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811846296

ISBN - 13:9780811846295

Appropriate for ages: Baby - 2


Editorial Reviews

"The illustrations of the West African settings are especially charming."