The magical story of Little Black Sambo is one that little children can get into and recall easily. It grabs their attention and entertains in the same way as classics like the Three Little Pigs or The Three Bears. This version has lots of beautiful color illustrations (for devices that display color) along with black and white sketches that fire children’s imagination and bring the story to life. It’s far more captivating and mesmerizing than many modern children’s stories because it’s written in a style that captures a child’s imagination and makes it easy to experience the joy of make believe. If you are looking for a bedtime story for young children, this tale of a little Indian boy can’t be beat.
Little Black Sambo was written by Helen Bannerman, a Scottish lady living in India during the 1890’s for her two daughters during a train trip across India. The story is set in India and tells of the experiences of a little Indian boy who goes for a walk in the jungle. He ends up giving away his clothing to hungry tigers who wanted to eat him. The story has a unique ending that children love and it has to do with Sambo getting his clothes back and then enjoying a pancake feast, but I won’t spoil the ending by revealing exactly what happens.
There are many parents and grandparents who will remember Sambo and his triumph over adversity from their childhood and who want to share it with a new generation and this digital ebook makes sharing very easy. It’s very legible on Kindle for iPhone/iPad/Android/Blackberry or Kindle for PC or other devices where you can view it in color. (Standard Kindle is currently black and white only)
Be aware that the story has attracted a fair bit of controversy over the years from people who feel it contains racist overtones. To children it is just a fairy tale and it is only when they are taught to discriminate by adults that they perceive things differently. Children do not have a natural color prejudice and delight in this lovely little tale – a tale that even a child can recognize as fiction.
You can get your own copy of Little Black Sambo on Amazon.com for only $2.99