Chidi Only Likes Blue: An African Book of Colours
Age Range: 5 – 9 years
Nneka’s little brother Chidi is always saying that his favourite color is blue. When Nneka asks him why, he replies, “because the sky is blue and my best shirt is blue.”
So Nneka decides to teach him about other colors seen in their village — red for the chiefs’ caps, yellow for the “gari they eat, brown for the “okwe game board — and to tell him why she likes them.
Ifeoma Onyefulu here introduces young readers to a rainbow palette, African style, with warm words and photographs offering a colorful glimpse of Nigerian village life.
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Ifeoma Onyefulu was brought up in a traditional village in Eastern Nigeria. After completing a business management course, she trained as a photographer, contributing to a number of magazines. Ifeoma's highly acclaimed children's books are renowned for countering negative images of Africa by celebrating its traditional village life. Her work has been admired at many exhibitions. A is for Africa, her first book, was chosen as one of Child Education's Best Information Books and Junior Education's Best Books. She has twice won the Children's Africana Book Award: Best Book for Young Children in the USA for Here Comes Our Bride! in 2005 and for Ikenna Goes to Nigeria in 2008.