Papa, Do You Love Me?
Papa, do you love me?
Yes I do, Tender Heart.
This universal message is made all the more captivating by its magnificent backdrop. Set in Africa, amidst the Maasai culture, the comforting story introduces readers to a distinctively different culture. This is part of the “My Big Family” series, and includes Mama, Do You Love Me?, and Grandma Calls Me Beautiful.
Book includes glossary that helps parents and children learn together about the Maasai and the Serengeti that is their home.
A father wants his children to know he loves them—no matter what—but also wants to prepare them to get along in the world. I chose the Kenyan Serengeti because the environment is harsh and helps readers understand the consequence of a mistake (like falling asleep when you’re the herd boy). Within a father’s loving arms, his son learns when to do things for himself, when to learn from his father, and when his father will protect.