Reading Rainbow: Galimoto


Author: Karen Lynn Williams

Illustrator: Catherine Stock

Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books

Description: GALIMOTO tells the story of a young African boy who uses his wits to search for scraps of wire to make his very own "Galimoto". You will meet an artist who lets her imagination run free while creating objects made of wire. Viewers learn the many practical uses for wire, from transporting people on the longest tramway in the world, to playing an integral part in a circus act that requires balance, concentration and talent.

Activity Suggestion: Kondi collected all types of wires to create his wonderful Galimoto. Collect pipe cleaners, toothpicks, paper towel rolls, styrofoam, etc., to provide an opportunity for your students to create their own wonderful moving objects. Encourage children to work together and assist each other. Plan a time when each student can explain how they created their creation.

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