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King Alboury Cooks the Best Jollof

King Alboury Cooks the Best Jollof

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Are you looking to teach your child generosity, kindness and self confidence? Then King Alboury Cooks the Best Jollof is the perfect storybook for your kid. This is a must-have storybook for every child’s library

With colourful illustrations, this story, King Alboury Cooks the Best Jollof is a fictional story inspired by King Alboury Ndiaye, the last King of the Jollof Kingdom in Senegal and it is perfect for kids ages 3 - 8 years old. 

In this storybook, King Alboury loves to cook and his favourite meal to make is his famous jollof rice. His ancestors invented the recipe, and so he is the only one who knows the secret. However, King Alboury has a problem, his troublesome neighbours, the Chuchus people. 

Every time King Alboury cooks his special Jollof rice, their tummies start to rumble so loud that they become jealous. Rumour has it that they are plotting against the Jollof Kingdom, but don’t worry, King Alboury has a plan!

Read now to find out King Alboury's plan!

King Alboury Cooks the Best Jollof is part of our popular children’s picture book collection Africa’s Little Kings & Queens. An excellent gift for all occasions, birthdays, Christmas, World Book Day, Black History Month and Kwanzaa.

  • Suitable for ages 3-8 years-old
  • Beautifully illustrated artwork
  • Teaches the importance of kindness and generosity
  • Celebrates black history and culture
  • Perfect for Black History Month
  • Great for story time at home and in school
  • Loved by parents and teachers

History Background of King Alboury Cooks the Best Jollof

King Alboury is one of the best-known figures in Senegalese history. He was a successful and skilled leader during his reign, which lasted from 1875 to 1890. King Alboury is remembered for the bravery and courage he showed to others in the face of great difficulty. 

Jollof rice is one of the most common dishes in West Africa. Its origins can be traced to the Senegambian region that was ruled by the Wolof or Jollof Empire in the 14th century. The name “Jollof” is derived from the name of the Wolof people, though in Senegal and Gambia, the dish is referred to (in Wolof) as Ceebu Jën or Benachin. 

Written by Sokhna NDIAYE

Artwork by Nigerian Illustrators Tiolu Yoloye & Frances Ude

Edited by Michaela Primus

ISBN 978-1-8382795-6-1

    Why Kunda Kids Books?

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    Our storybooks and other contents are produced to inspire kids to learn about African culture and history in a fun and engaging way 

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    Get your children reading and encourage a love for reading by giving them an entertaining book about Africa.

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    Our books are lovingly written and crafted by African authors and artists to teach all children about African roots and to celebrate them.

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    Kunda Kids books are graded into five levels, from phonics to longer stories. Each book features a reading level badge on the front cover so you can easily identify whether a story is suitable.

    Level 0: Great for children developing their synthetic phonic skills.

    Level 1: Perfect for children who are taking their first steps in reading words and sentences. 

    Level 2: Aimed at beginner readers who enjoy simple stories with help.

    Level 3: Great for more confident readers who enjoy simple stories with help.

    Level 4: Ideal for more independent, fluent readers who are confident with longer stories.


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