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Jomo and Mata

Two elephants learn the uniqueness of one another by learning about sibling rivalry

Promote understanding and respect among brothers and sisters. Jomo is four years younger than Mata. Little brother can't hope to match Mata at digging into the dry earth with his feet and tusks to find underground water. Jomo might just as well rest in his brother's shadow and play a tune on his trunk. But when the riverbed dries up, thirsty Jomo learns that digging a well is sometimes more important than besting his brother. The dramatic Jomo and Mata video features the sprawling vistas of the East African savannah and its beguiling inhabitants, and the storybook's colorful endpages present a host of facts about the African grasslands. 

Jomo and Mata will help you:

  • Look at family life among the giants of the land
  • Investigate the important issue of sibling rivalry
  • Promote an awareness of the uniqueness of each student
  • Explore the land and inhabitants of East Africa

"Highly recommended for classroom use, Grades K-4." —Small Press Magazine

Author Alyssa Chase

Illustrator Andra Chase

Key Concept: Sibling Rivalry

Age Group: Grades K-4

elephants, guidance, character education, sibling rivalry, swahili, africa

SexNo sexual references
LanguageNo bad language
ViolenceNo violence
DrugsNo drug use or references
NudityNo Nudity
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