WERE THEY EQUAL?
An anti-prejudice book for children, inspired by a traditional story of the Ndowe People of Africa. Told and illustrated by anthropologist Dr. Arnold Perey.
“Elephant and Hippopotamus were chatting one day, and Elephant said, “Have you heard, that little tortoise has been saying he’s equal to us! What nerve!”
Said Hippopotamus, “Who, that pipsqueak? My foot is bigger than he is! And he’s saying he’s our equal?” He was angry.
Hippo was the biggest animal in the river and Elephant was the biggest animal on the land. At the thought of Tortoise calling himself their equal, they both laughed out loud…”