Make Hay While the Sun Shines
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
In Make Hay while the Sun Shines, Ofoi learns his lesson the hard way. He always sneaks out to play when he has work to do.
He has had his way for so long but the last straw that breaks the camel’s back is when he leaves his homework undone and goes to play “chaskele.” By the time he comes home in the evening, the lights are off. That is when he gets a good whack from his mother; one that puts him to sleep.
The stories in this series Idioms in Expression aim at giving children a better understanding of idiomatic expressions. Since these idioms form the main theme for the story, it becomes easy for the reader to understand the contexts within which such expressions should be used.
Coupled with this learning experience are the exciting story lines which do not only portray the familiar African culture, but also provide a wide vocabulary for readers’ use.