Suitable for JHS students and children between 12 and 15 years.
Oko and the Dancing Baboon tells of the wonderful bond between Oko and his intelligent dancing pet baboon, Patapaa. The two are painfully separated when Oko’s unscrupulous brother- in-law takes the baboon away on tour for money. Overworked and maltreated, Patapaa is miraculously saved from death, but is still in danger. How does Oko cope with the problems of settling in a new school and Patapaa’s problems? How do the two friends eventually get to the attention of the head of state and become part of a children’s cultural ambassador troupe to tour Europe?