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Return to Book Page. Preview — Bimwili and the Zimwi by Verna Aardema. Bimwili and the Zimwi by Verna Aardema. A Swahili girl is abducted by a Zimwi and told to be the voice inside his singing drum. Paperback32 pages. Published July 15th by Puffin Books first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Bimwili and the Zimwiplease sign up.
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Lists with This Book. Sep 21, Aoife Hassett rated it it was amazing Shelves: This moving story originated in Zanzibar and is retold in a beautifully descriptive style by Aardema whose writing is complemented by equally lovely illustrations from Susan Meddaugh.
Bimwili and the Zimwi
It tells the story of a young girls first adventure from her village and how negligence can end in disaster, but that a bimwilii love will always prevail in keeping one safe. Tthe, 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 fortu This moving story originated in Zanzibar and is retold in a beautifully descriptive style by Aardema whose writing is complemented zi,wi equally lovely illustrations from Susan Meddaugh.
Bimwili, our heroine, zjmwi 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. Finally he takes the drum with Bimwili inside back to the village where she is from. Of course her sisters recognise her voice and trick the Zimwi into giving her back.
I liked this story as it shows the power of strong family values, how we all need to look after each other and, of course, the prevalence of good over evil.
I also like it when traditional folk tales are retold for children in a simplified picture bimwiili format as I believe they all have a strong moral message to relate. This story could be used for cross curricular support for subjects such as science and geography in KS1. The children could source various objects that are mentioned hhe the book such as the sea shell and the drum and discuss how these objects produce sound. There is also a massive opportunity for role play as the children could have fun acting out characters or scenes from the book, especially as the author uses interesting sounds and words to express emotions in the story.
Children Book Review: Bimwili and the Zimwi (Picture Puffins) by Verna Aardema, Susan Meddaugh
Jun 07, Michael tne it really liked it Shelves: This is Hansel and Gretel on steroids; don’t read this to your young one if they are afraid of being taken away by green creatures and made to sing in a drum! The story line was very complex and entertaining, though scary, and there seemed to be some morality and family consequence tales in the mix.
But the little girl didn’t learn much, and the men did all the bimwiil things, which seemed particularly sexist as the Mama and the sisters did all the research. 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.
Eventually escaping through the power of her song, which she uses to communicate her plight, Bimwili is reunited with her family, and the Zimwi returns to his seaside haunts Verna Aardema is known for her wonderful folktale adaptations, and Bimwili and the Zimwi is no exception.
Engaging and fun to read, it includes a short glossary of Swah 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. 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.
Susan Meddaugh, whose series of picture books about the lovable mutt Zimqi are so popular, here offers soft, appealing illustrations that are the perfect complement to the story. Jun 22, Kaitlin R. Martin rated it it was amazing. Dec 04, Lana Clifton rated it really liked it Shelves: A folktale from Zanzibar The story tells of three sisters in a Swahili village who set out on a journey to gimwili sea.
The youngest sibling trails behind, finding a lovely shell. She creates a song about her shell that she soon is forced to sing for the village monster– the Zimwi.
The singer is captures and contains the young girl in a drum. This funny looking monster entertains thw villages with this “singing drum”. Before she reunites with her family, she has to defeat this shape-shi A folktale from Zanzibar Before she reunites with her family, she has to defeat this shape-shifting Zimwi who turns zjmwi a pumpkin patch.
This is an exciting read, loaded with sound bimwioi, for 2nd to 4th grade classrooms. Sep 30, Chamera rated it really liked it. 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. My sister hung onto every word as I read. Great retelling of a folk tale. Feb 29, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Traditional literature, African folk tale This is a freaky story about a little girl who gets separated from her sisters during a walk.
In the style of “Little Red Riding Hood” a super creepy creature The Zimwi gradually draws her closer to him, then captures her. The theme of listening to parents’ zimmwi is central. An extra star for building tension.
Oct 29, Christy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: My mother gave me this book when I was in Kindergarten and I have loved it ever since. I read it to my niece when she comes over and I plan to read it to my own children.
It is a nimwili book with beautiful pictures and a fascinating story with a strong message. May 15, Wendy rated it it was amazing. Uh, sorta weird, but cute. May 26, Magila rated it it was ok Shelves: May 01, Rebecca Quiroz added it. Three sisters on a trip to the sea. What is in store for them? Another great African tale brought to qnd All children will love this book of color and vibrancy.
Dec 16, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: I read this story on zkmwi own in kindergarten. Now I’m thhe three and I still remember the story and the lesson it taught. What does THAT tell you? Abbey rated it it was amazing Jan 14, Robin rated it really liked it Jul 02, Claudia rated it really liked it Mar 09, Gretchen rated it really liked it Aug 20, Everly Reynolds rated it really liked it Jun 23, Caroline Bennett rated it really liked it Aug 11, Book Sp l ot tthe it it was amazing Feb 09, Emily Hoag rated it it was amazing Apr 04, Nad rated it really liked it Aug 22, Jenreejohn Debil rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Meghan Ryan rated it really liked it Jun 15, Kelly rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Niried rated it really liked it May 12, Ladyknightstar rated it really liked it Feb 12, Adam Di Filippe rated it liked it Sep 13, gimwili Laurel Parker rated it really liked it Jan 04, Milliejupiter rated it it was amazing Nov 13, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Bimwili and the Zimwi : Verna Aardema :
She was educated at Michigan State University, and taught grade school from She also worked as a journalist for the Muskegon Chronicle from In she published her first book, the collection of stories, Tales from the Story Hat. She went on to write over thirty more books, most of them folkloric retellings.
Aardema was married twice, and died in in Fort Myers, Florida. Books by Verna Aardema.