This month’s read aloud is Mabela the Clever – a lovely African folktale featuring a feisty clever mouse who outwits the crafty cat by following her father’s advice.
As I mentioned before, we can learn much from observing other cultures, whether through their folktales, or by actually visiting the country.  
On our recent trip to India, we had to take a three hour road trip, and it did not look to me as if all five of us, plus our American sized luggage were going to fit in that one car.
But of course, I had not taken into account the basic “cleverness” of our Indian driver who knew exactly how to solve such a dilemma……
WHAT ELSE IS THE ROOF FOR?  LOADING YOUR LUGGAGE, OF COURSE