Jeneba Becomes A Monkey
Be careful what you wish for!
Jeneba allows greed to make her wish for something unthinkable. She becomes a monkey! Her wish fulfilled, she realizes to her dismay that being a monkey is not just stealing bananas, climbing trees and getting all the attention. She brings sorrow to her family and causes trouble at school. How do her loved ones break the spell?
The beauty of de Graft Hanson’s story rests on a phenomenon all of us have experienced as children: wishing to be something we aren’t. These wishes might be good or bad. So be careful what you wish for.