Veronique Tadjo, Illustrated by Catherine Groenewald
32 pages I Paperback
Little Ayanda loves her father so dearly that when he disappears, she decides never to grow up. When her mother gets sick, she changes her mind and grows bigger to help her family, but unexpected trouble in the village tests just how big and brave Ayanda can be. A retelling of a beloved children's fable, this story reflects African contexts while maintaining the universal appeal of the original.