Today the little story from the book I received for the Father's day in 1990 shows me the importance of a group to win a battle! Not necessarily in a war, but during the daily routine of our lives! It shows me also the importance of freedom: when you love someone, you will leave him or her to be free to do whatever they want: they will return, they will keep a contact with you despite everything. If someone will not write or call you in a year, you should do it the same, because it means he or she doesn't like you!
Enjoy this story and the illustration of the Trickster Mbeku illustrated by CinnaMom and the lizard Ngwele, illustrated by Fiammetta Gilodi. The friendship between these two animals is meaningful, because it shows us that a friend will do everything for another, but he deserves at least gratitude!
Matthew and Cristina return home after the big hunt. They are very hungry and find their mother's soup delicious. The parents look at each other in amazement.
Amid chatter and laughter, no one notices that the little army of beetles has managed to lift the lid of the box, and suddenly the room is full of tiny flying insects.
In fright, Dad pours the soup, and a little beetle takes refuge in Mom's hair. Matthew rolls his eyes, "I didn't think a little beetle could lift the lid!" "Not a cockchafer, but a whole army!" exclaims Dad, pushing a little beast away from his forehead. Mom runs to open the window and the beetles fly happily outside. Matthew does not hold back a single one: Dad has taught him how much freedom means to them. Goodbye, little beetles! How nice to know that you will return next year, too!