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All the animals covet Osebo's drum, but he won't let anyone else have it, not even Nyame, the Sky-God. So, Nyame offers a big reward to the animal that brings him the drum. All try - the monkey, the elephant, even the python - and all fail. Can a very small jungle dweller succeed in outwitting the boastful leopard? The short, rhythmic text is perfect for reading aloud and young children will find much to identify with in the themes of this story and satisfaction in the final triumph of the triumphant creature !
THE LEOPARD’S DRUM: An Asante Tale from West Africa
Think of a synonym for ‘boastful’.
Do you think Osebo should have let Nyame use the drum? Why?
Why do you think Python and Elephant failed to get the drum?
What was the tortoise’s name?
How were tortoises different at this time??
How did Tortoise act towards Osebo? How did this make the Leopard feel?
What did Tortoise use to trap Leopard inside?
What was Tortoise’s reward to successfully getting the drum?
Think about what you might have asked for if you had won.
Can you think of any alternative rhymes of any of the lines? Maybe have a go at rewriting a stanza yourself using language older children might appreciate.