My Rows and Piles of Coins by Tololwa M. MollelGoodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover.
My Rows And Piles Of Coins
Mollel, E. Lewis, illus. A shiny red and blue bicycle catches his eye, and he dreams of riding his own bike on errands. His parents gracefully save the situation, leaving Saruni scheming for his next purchase — a cart to attach to the bicycle. Set in s Tanzania, My Rows and Piles of Coins is a delightful story, full of images and episodes worth savouring.
It's important to make sure that your child has an understanding of key words in the book. Talking about words while reading is a great way for your child to learn new words. In the book, what does the word longed mean? How does your knowledge about the boy and the other sentences on this page help you understand this word? We can learn a lot about characters based on what they say, do, or think as they react to problems. How does Saruni respond when other children laugh at him?
Saruni has a hand full of coins as he walks around the marketplace looking at the toys and the fruit and all the tempting things he could buy. But, instead of spending his money he holds tightly to it. This money is going to go home into his money box where he is saving to buy a bicycle. The bicycle will carry the load of goods his mother takes to market to sell every Saturday and sometimes on Wednesdays too. Saruni gets to practice riding his father, Murete's, bicycle.
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Set in a Tanzanian village in the early s, this compelling story is based on Young Saruni has always helped his parents in the marketplace and they have frequently rewarded him with a ten-cent piece. Cultural details come through both in E. His strong desire to earn his own money to save up for something special, however, will certainly strike a chord of recognition with children in the United States today. Images courtesy of publishers, organizations, and sometimes their Twitter handles.