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Waaa Waaa Goes Táwà

Author/Illustrator: Àlàbá Ònájìn
Ages 6-9
Published Nov 14, 2023
$ 1899 USD



A fresh and funny look at a universal childhood problem-- by an emerging Nigerian talent.

What parent or caregiver hasn’t wished to disappear when their usually delightful charge erupts with a volcanic tantrum?  Somehow small kids manage to make their wishes known in the loudest way possible before they are able to talk.

Tantrums are always unpredictable, happen at the worst time, and are often in public. On a walk, at the market, or getting new braids, Tawá is quick to cry “Waa Waa” for no apparent reason. The day becomes more and more exasperating for anyone near her. It’s not until bedtime when the exhausted grown-ups treat Tawá to their own cries, that the surprised little noise maker is finally subdued.

This captivating picture book is a funny read aloud with equally amusing pictures. It will make kids laugh and make caregivers feel that they are recognized.

The gorgeous and lush Nigerian setting shows that childhood tantrums are universal and happen all over the world.

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