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Mwenye Hadithi

Overview
Works: 78 works in 247 publications in 10 languages and 9,030 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Folklore  Picture books  Pictorial works  Folk tales  Children's films  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PZ7.M975, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mwenye Hadithi
Hot Hippo by Mwenye Hadithi( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates why the hippopotamus lives in water
Crafty Chameleon by Mwenye Hadithi( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chameleon bedeviled by a leopard and a crocodile uses his wits to get them to leave him alone
Tricky Tortoise by Mwenye Hadithi( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tortoise outsmarts Elephant by proving he can jump right over the elephant's "tiny and stupid" head
Lazy lion by Mwenye Hadithi( Book )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lazy and demanding lion orders the animals of his kingdom to build him a house before the Big Rain comes
Greedy zebra by Mwenye Hadithi( Book )

32 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates how the animals of the world, once all a dull color, acquired their furs and spots and stripes and horns, and how Zebra's greedy appetite caused him to get his particular coloring
Baby Baboon by Mwenye Hadithi( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When lazy Leopard cannot catch Hare for his dinner, he goes after Baby Baboon instead
Hungry hyena by Mwenye Hadithi( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fish Eagle uses Hyena's overriding greed to teach him a lesson he won't soon forget when she tells him the biggest, sweetest meat is in the sky and he just has to climb up to get it
Handsome hog by Mwenye Hadithi( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the great grassy African plain Handsome Hog had a beautiful smooth coat and an extremely elegant tail. Presented in the style of a folktale this is the story of how Handsome Hog lost his looks and became known as Warthog to the other animals. Suggested level: junior, primary
Laughing Giraffe by Mwenye Hadithi( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A giraffe learns that being loudest does not necessarily get the message across best
Cross Crocodile by Mwenye Hadithi( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long ago on the Great African Plains it was so dry that all the animals were hot, and thirsty and hungry. All, that is, except Cross Crocodile. This is the story of how Monkey tricked Crocodile into sharing her food with the other animals
Enormous elephant by Mwenye Hadithi( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the days before the Big Rains, many of the animals looked very different. This is the story of how Enormous Elephant came to wave his long trunk and swish his long tail on the Great Plains
Running rhino by Mwenye Hadithi( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhino annoys the other animals by constantly running around, until little Tickbird accepts his challenge to try to make him stop and she wins
Bumping Buffalo by Mwenye Hadithi( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bumping Buffalo liked to bump. He had great big horns with a huge pad in the middle, just right for bumping the other animals. This is the story of how Buffalo went looking for trouble and found it."--Back cover
Why Leopard has spots by Mwenye Hadithi( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long ago, Leopard did not have a spotted coat. Hidden in the grass, he dreamed of a beautiful fur full of colors ... Until the day Leopard found Viper all squashed
Hot hippo by Mwenye Hadithi( Recording )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hippo promises not to eat Ngai's little fishes in exchange for being allowed to live in the cool water instead of on dry land
Who's in Rabbit's house : and other tales from the African tradition( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of traditional African folk tales and stories to delight children of all ages
Hot Hippo( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hippo wants to live in the cool water with the fish so he goes to the god Ngai and strikes a bargain to live in the water by day and on land by night
Lazy lion / by Mwenye Hadithi ; illustrated by Adrienne Kennaway by Mwenye Hadithi( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lazy and demanding lion orders the animals of his kingdom to build him a house before the Big Rain comes
Sleepy Cheetah by Mwenye Hadithi( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long ago, Cheetah was sandy-coloured and lay snoozing all day on the Great African Plain. There was no need to run to hunt because animals tripped over her. But one day there is a fire, and all the other animals are fleeing. This is the story of how Cheetah got her markings, and discovered that she can run as fast as the wind. An African tale with a traditional feel, celebrating the speed and grace of the Cheetah. The first book in the series - Greedy Zebra - was published in 1984 and the series has stayed in print ever since. Praise for the series: 'Their books are beautiful to look at and to feel, and perect for reading aloud.' School Librarian 'A delightful book.' Books For Keeps
Bumping Buffalo by Mwenye Hadithi( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in Chinese and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.09 for Lazy lion ... to 0.76 for Why Leopar ...)

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Alternative Names
Hadithi, Mwenye

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Crafty ChameleonTricky TortoiseLazy lionGreedy zebraBaby BaboonHungry hyenaHandsome hogLaughing Giraffe