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Anansi, the trickster spider in African folklore, plays a reluctant host in Bobby and Sherry Norfolk’s Anansi and Turtle Go to Dinner.

When Turtle arrives at his house at dinnertime, Anansi has no choice but to share his meal. But after Anansi convinces Turtle to wash his hands first, the spider gobbles down his food without him. Turtle plots his own creative form of revenge that takes place at their next dinner in Turtle’s underwater home.

Accompanied by a jazzy bass score, Bobby Norfolk gives a dynamic performance of his words, conveying the craftiness of Anansi and the initial dopiness of Turtle in his characterizations.

Publisher's Summary

In this trickster tale from Africa, Annasi learns the value of being a good host. He also learns the truth of the old saying, "What goes around comes around."
©2008 Bobby & Sherry Norfolk; (P)2008 August House, Inc.

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Even Anansi Learns!

Would you listen to Anansi and Turtle Go to Dinner again? Why?

I love this short story and I have listened to it over and over again. Great performance, great music, great effects.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Anansi and Turtle Go to Dinner?

I don't want to do spoilers for such a short story.

Which character – as performed by Bobby Norfolk – was your favorite?

Turtle.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The whole thing was very good. I see no way in which it could have been improved.

Any additional comments?

I hope to find more Anansi stories in the future.

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  • 10-12-16

Great lesson for kids and adults

On how to be kind and giving to one another in showing kindness to someone it will come back to you in so many ways.

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