On the Great Grassy African Plain Handsome Hog had a beautiful smooth coat and an extremely elegant tail. This is the story of how Handsome Hog lost his looks and became known as Warthog to the other animals.
Mwenye Hadithi is a pen name and means a story-teller in Swahili.
Hippo was hot and thought how wonderful it would be to live in the water. Hippo pleaded with the god of Everything and Everywhere to let him live in the rivers and streams.
Ngai agreed Hippo could live in the water but only if he promised not to eat the little fishes and to come out of the water at night and eat grass.
The story of how Hippo came to live in the river instead of on dry land.
When the animals discovere a cave full of furs and skins, they discarde their drab skins for glossy new ones. Greedy zebra, arrives late, after a delicious snack, only to find a few stripes of black cloth. He squeezes into them but Greedy Zebra iis too big for them and his new coat bursts open!
The story of how all the animals chose their clothing, except for Greedy Zebra, who had to take the left-over pieces . . .
Aardvark's snoring keeps the other animals awake night after night. Something has got to be done! Mongoose calls on the others for help, but it is not until the termites get involved that the problem is solved.
This is the story of how Awkward Aardvark came to sleep during the day and eat termites at night.
Lazy Lion orders the animals to build him a house on the African plain.
The Weaver Birds build him a house of nest grasses and palm leaves, but Lazy Lion is too heavy to reach the door. The Ant Bears build him a house with many rooms and caverns, but it is so dark Lion can't see anything.
The animals do their best to please Lion, but he is very difficult to please. Will he ever find a home?
This is the story of how Lazy Lion found his home on the great African plain.
Tormented every morning by leopard and bullied by crocodile, the clever little chameleon decides to play a trick on them. He manages to get the better of his two oppressors without them even knowing how he did it! This is the story of why Crafty Chameleon changes colour and hides when he hears you coming.
When Elephant trod on Tricky Tortoise for the three hundred and thirty second time, Tortoise devised a cunning plan to teach Elephant a lesson.
This is the story of how Tricky Tortoise proves that brains are often better than strength or size.
Hungry Hyena steals Fish Eagle's dinner and sets off a chain of events which leads to the hyenas reaching for the moon ... with disastrous results.
This is the story of how Hungry Hyena came to slink about on the great African plain and how Fish Eagle soars in the clouds.