Buy Bimwili And Zimwi (Picture Puffin) Reissue by Susan Meddaugh, Verna Aardema (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices. When the nasty Zimwi captures a little girl, Bimwili, and puts her in his drum, her quick-thinking sisters save her from harm, in this witty tale from Zanzibar. 17 Aug Bimwili & the Zimwi by Verna Aardema, , Dial Books for Young Readers edition, in English – 1st ed.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. The story tells of three sisters in a Swahili village who set out on tye journey to the sea. No trivia or quizzes yet. Gretchen rated it really liked it Aug 20, Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. It is a great book with beautiful pictures and a fascinating story with a strong message.

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Abbey rated it it was amazing Jan 14, An extra star for building tension. Aardema was married twice, and died in in Fort Myers, Florida. Eventually escaping through the power of her song, which she uses to communicate her plight, Bimwili is reunited with her family, and the Zimwi returns to his seaside haunts Great fun book with a good lesson and though it could’ve failed with a younger audience due to it’s length and the lack of concentration younger kids harbor, the onomatopoeia, made up words, and the illustrations helped bring to book to life.


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Susan Meddaugh has illustrated several picture books. Laurel Parker rated it really liked it Jan 04, Uh, sorta weird, but cute. Martin rated it it was amazing. Looking amd beautiful books?

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Open Preview See a Problem? This is Hansel and Gretel on steroids; don’t read this to your young one if they are afraid of being taken away by green creatures and made to sing in a drum! Bimwili, our heroine, ans captured on her adventure by an evil Zimwi who hides her inside a drum and uses her lovely singing to make his fortune, traveling from village to village and tricking people into thinking the drum is singing.


I read this story on my own in kindergarten. It tells the story of a young girls first adventure from her village and how negligence can end in disaster, but that a families love will always prevail in keeping one safe.

A Swahili girl is abducted by a Zimwi and told to be the voice inside his singing drum. Bimwili and the Zimwi 3.

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Emily Hoag rated it it was amazing Apr 04, I’m a Big Sister Joanna Cole. This moving story originated in Zanzibar and is retold in a beautifully descriptive style by Aardema whose writing is complemented by equally lovely illustrations from Susan Meddaugh.